Pursue

Definition of Pursue

Pur`sue´
v. t.1.To follow with a view to overtake; to follow eagerly, or with haste; to chase; as, to pursue a hare.
[imp. & p. p. Pursued ; p. pr. & vb. n. Pursuing.]
We happiness pursue; we fly from pain.
- Prior.
The happiness of men lies in purswing,
Not in possessing.
- Longfellow.
2.To seek; to use or adopt measures to obtain; as, to pursue a remedy at law.
The fame of ancient matrons you pursue.
- Dryden.
3.To proceed along, with a view to some and or object; to follow; to go in; as, Captain Cook pursued a new route; the administration pursued a wise course.
4.To prosecute; to be engaged in; to continue.
5.To follow as an example; to imitate.
6.To follow with enmity; to persecute; to call to account.
The servant is not greater than his lord. If they have pursued me, they shall pursue you also.
- Wyclif (John xv. 20).
v. i.1.To go in pursuit; to follow.
The wicked flee when no man pursueth.
- Prov. xxviii. 1.
Men hotly pursued after the objects of their ambition.
- Earle.
2.To go on; to proceed, especially in argument or discourse; to continue.
3.(Law) To follow a matter judicially, as a complaining party; to act as a prosecutor.

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