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pur·sue

 (pər-so͞o′)
v. pur·sued, pur·su·ing, pur·sues
v.tr.
1. To follow in an effort to overtake or capture; chase: a fox that was pursued by hounds.
2. To strive to gain or accomplish: pursue lofty political goals.
3. To proceed along the course of; follow: a ship that pursued the southern course.
4.
a. To carry further; advance: Let's not pursue this argument.
b. To take action regarding (something), especially with the intention of sustained effort: a detective who pursued each lead.
c. To engage in (a vocation or hobby, for example); practice.
5. To try to have a romantic relationship with: a lady who was pursued by many suitors.
6. To continue to torment or afflict; haunt: was pursued by the demons of lust and greed.
v.intr.
1. To follow in an effort to overtake or capture; chase.
2. To take action regarding something or carry on an established activity or project.

[Middle English purseuen, pursuen, from Anglo-Norman purseure, pursure, from Vulgar Latin *prōsequere, from Latin prōsequī; see prosecute.]

pur·su′a·ble adj.
pur·su′er n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pursuer - a person who is pursuing and trying to overtake or capturepursuer - a person who is pursuing and trying to overtake or capture; "always before he had been able to outwit his pursuers"
bounty hunter - someone who pursues fugitives or criminals for whom a reward is offered
follower - someone who travels behind or pursues another
2.pursuer - a person who pursues some plan or goal; "a pursuer of truth"
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
Translations
مُتابِع، مُلاحِق، مُطارِد
-kapronásledovatel
forfølger
sá sem eltir, leitarmaîur
takipçi

pursuer

[pəˈsjuːəʳ] Nperseguidor(a) m/f

pursuer

[pərˈsjuːər] npoursuivant(e) m/f

pursuer

nVerfolger(in) m(f)

pursuer

[pəˈsjuːəʳ] ninseguitore/trice

pursue

(pəˈsjuː) verb
1. to follow especially in order to catch or capture; to chase. They pursued the thief through the town.
2. to occupy oneself with (studies, enquiries etc); to continue. He is pursuing his studies at the University.
purˈsuer noun
pursuit (pəˈsjuːt) noun
1. the act of pursuing. The thief ran down the street with a policeman in (hot) pursuit.
2. an occupation or hobby. holiday pursuits.
References in classic literature ?
As I plunged into the reeds, my foremost pursuers emerged from the gap.
We shall need no barricades for we shall not linger in the tower," replied Gahan, moving more rapidly as he realized from the volume of sound behind them the great number of their pursuers.
Kantos Kan had shown me a trick of gearing, which is known only to the navy of Helium, that greatly increased the speed of our machines, so that I felt sure I could distance my pursuers if I could dodge their projectiles for a few moments.
The main body of his pursuers were a considerable distance behind; several of the fastest runners were scattered in the advance; while a swift-footed warrior, armed with a spear, was not more than a hundred yards behind him.
But his pursuers forestalling him, he doubled back across the cabin, passed over the galley, and gained the deck by means of the steerage- scuttle.
Oliver lay, covered with mud and dust, and bleeding from the mouth, looking wildly round upon the heap of faces that surrounded him, when the old gentleman was officiously dragged and pushed into the circle by the foremost of the pursuers.
Our relentless pursuers were now close to us, so close that it seemed that it would be an utter impossibility for the Jeddak of Thark to reach the forest in advance of them, nor was there any considerable will in the efforts that Tars Tarkas made, for the green men of Barsoom do not relish flight, nor ever before had I seen one fleeing from death in whatsoever form it might have confronted him.
It must be as evident to you as it is to me that you cannot save us, for though you succeeded in dragging us from the path of our pursuers, even your great strength and endurance could never take one of us across the desert waste which lies between here and the nearest fertile country.
The buck was now within fifty yards of his pursuers, cutting the water gallantly, and snorting at each breath with terror and his exertions, while the canoe seemed to dance over the waves as it rose and fell with the undulations made by its own motion.
At last the wind rose to a fair gale, and we simply raced away from our pursuers as if they were standing still.
Once we met four young elephants, and an old one that played with them, lifting them up with her trunk; they grew enraged on a sudden, and ran upon us: we had no way of securing ourselves but by flight, which, however, would have been fruitless, had not our pursuers been stopped by a deep ditch.
His pursuers were after him at once, like two dogs chasing a hare.