Share this entry


Synonyms of pursue in English:


  • 1 I pursued him through the garden
    follow, run after, chase;
    [Antonyms] avoid
  • 2 pursue the goal of political union
    strive for, work toward, seek, search for, aim at/for, aspire to
    [Antonyms] eschew
  • 3 he had been pursuing her for weeks
    chase, run after, go after
    informalmake up to
    datedwoo, court, romance
  • 4 she pursued a political career
    engage in, be occupied in, practice, follow, prosecute, conduct, ply, take up, undertake, carry on
    [Antonyms] shun
  • 5 we will not pursue the matter
  • Definition of pursue in:

    Share this entry


    What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

    Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

    Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

    Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources