|Origin:||pursuer, from Old French poursuir, from Latin prosequi; PROSECUTE|
pur‧sue S3 W2 [transitive]
to continue doing an activity or trying to achieve something over a long period of time [↪ pursuit]:
She plans to pursue a career in politics.
Students should pursue their own interests, as well as do their school work.
pursue a goal/aim/objective etc
companies that pursue the traditional goal of profits
a campaign promise to pursue policies that will help the poor
to continue trying to find out about or persuade someone about a particular subject:
Janet did not dare pursue the matter further.
The defence pursued the question of Dr Carrington's state of mind.
to chase or follow someone or something, in order to catch them, attack them etc [↪ pursuit]:
Briggs ran across the field with one officer pursuing him.
to keep trying to persuade someone to have a relationship with you:
I was pleased, but somewhat embarrassed, when she pursued me.