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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Pursue  \Pur*sue"\,  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. 
  Note:  [A  Gallicism] 
  I  have  pursues  Carneades  wondered  chemists 
  should  not  consider.  --Boyle. 
  3.  (Law)  To  follow  a  matter  judicially,  as  a  complaining 
  party;  to  act  as  a  prosecutor.  --Burrill. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Pursue  \Pur*sue"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Pursued};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Pursuing}.]  [OE.  pursuen,  porsuen  OF  porsivre 
  poursuivre  poursuir  F.  poursuivre  fr  L.  prosequi  pro 
  forward  +  sequi  to  follow  See  {Sue},  and  cf  {Prosecute}, 
  1.  To  follow  with  a  view  to  overtake;  to  follow  eagerly,  or 
  with  haste;  to  chase;  as  to  pursue  a  hare. 
  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.  ``  Insatiate 
  to  pursue  vain  war.''  --Milton. 
  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). 
  Syn:  To  follow  chase;  seek;  persist.  See  {Follow}. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  v  1:  carry  out  or  participate  in  an  activity;  be  involved  in 
  "She  pursued  many  activities";  "They  engaged  in  a 
  discussion"  [syn:  {prosecute},  {engage}] 
  2:  follow  in  or  as  if  in  pursuit;  "The  police  car  pursued  the 
  suspected  attacker";  "Her  bad  deed  followed  her  and 
  haunted  her  dreams  all  her  life"  [syn:  {follow}] 
  3:  go  in  search  of  or  hunt  for  "pursue  a  hobby"  [syn:  {quest 
  for},  {go  after},  {quest  after}] 
  4:  carry  further  or  advance;  "Can  you  act  on  this  matter  soon?" 
  [syn:  {follow  up  on},  {act  on}] 

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