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English definition of “pursue”

pursue

verb [T] (TRY TO GET)    /pəˈsjuː/ US  /pɚˈsuː/
to try very hard to persuade someone to accept a job: The company has been pursuing Holton for some time, but so far he has rejected all their offers.Recruiting staff, applying for and accepting jobs to try to discover information about a subject: We will not be pursuing this matter any further. The police are currently pursuing several lines of inquiry into the case. I don't think this idea is worth pursuing any further. The press has pursued this story relentlessly.Analysing and evaluatingAssessing and estimating value to try very hard to persuade someone to have a relationship with you: He's been pursuing her for months and yet she's so clearly not interested.Finding a partner
(Definition of pursue verb (TRY TO GET) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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