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Synonyms of pursue in English:


  • 1 I pursued him down the garden
    go after, run after, follow, chase, give chase to;
    informal tail
    [Antonyms] avoid, flee
  • 2 it would be unprofitable to pursue the goal of political union
    strive for, push towards, work towards, try for, seek, search for, quest (after), be intent on, aim at/for, have as a goal, have as an objective, aspire to
    [Antonyms] eschew
  • 3 he was desperate to impress a woman he had been pursuing for weeks
    woo, court, pay court to, pay suit to, chase after, chase, run after
    informal make up to
    dated make love to, romance, set one's cap at, seek the hand of, pay addresses to
  • 4 she also pursued a political career
    engage in, be engaged in, be occupied in, participate in, take part in, work at, practise, follow, prosecute, conduct, ply, apply oneself to, go in for, take up
    [Antonyms] shun
  • 5 the appointee will be encouraged to pursue his or her own research
    conduct, undertake, follow, carry on, devote oneself to, go on with, proceed with, go ahead with, keep/carry on with, continue with, continue, take further, prosecute, persist in, stick with/at
  • 6 he decided not to pursue the matter
    [Antonyms] give up
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