PURSUE, verb transitive [Latin sequor; prosequor, or persequor. See Seek.]
1. To follow; to go or proceed after or in a like direction. The captain pursued the same course as former navigators have taken. A subsequent legislature pursued the course of their predecessors.
2. To take and proceed in, without following another. Captain Cook pursued a new and unexplored course. New circumstances often compel us to pursue new expedients and untried course. What course shall we pursue?
3. To follow with a view to overtake; to follow with haste; to chase; as, to pursue a hare; to pursue an enemy.
4. To seek; to use measures to obtain; as, to pursue a remedy at law.
5. To prosecute; to continue. A stream proceeds from a lake and pursues a southerly course to the ocean.
He that pursueth evil, pursueth it to his own death. Proverbs 11:1.
6. To follow as an example; to imitate.
The fame of ancient matrons you pursue
7. To endeavor to attain to; to strive to reach or gain.
We happiness pursue; we fly from pain.
8. To follow with enmity; to persecute.
This verb is frequently followed by after. Genesis 35:5.
PURSUE, verb intransitive To go on; to proceed; to continue; a Gallicism.
I have, pursues Carneades, wondered chimists should not consider--