Synonyms of pursue in English:

pursue


See definition of pursue

verb

1‘I pursued him down the garden’

SYNONYMS

go after, run after, follow, chase, give chase to

hunt, stalk, track, trail, trace, shadow, dog, hound, course

informal tail

ANTONYMS

avoid, flee

2‘it would be unprofitable to pursue the goal of political union’

SYNONYMS

strive for, push towards, work towards, try for, seek, search for, be intent on, aim at, aim 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’

SYNONYMS

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’

SYNONYMS

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’

SYNONYMS

conduct, undertake, follow, carry on, devote oneself to, go on with, proceed with, go ahead with, carry on with, keep on with, continue with, continue, take further, prosecute, persist in, stick at, stick with

6‘he decided not to pursue the matter’

SYNONYMS

investigate, research, enquire into, look into, examine, study, review, check, scrutinize, analyse, delve into, dig into, probe

ANTONYMS

give up