Meaning of “pursue” - Learner’s Dictionary


verb [ T ] uk us /pəˈsjuː/ US  /pərˈsuː/ (present participle pursuing, past tense and past participle pursued)

If you pursue a plan, activity, or situation, you try to do it or achieve it, usually over a long period of time:

She decided to pursue a career in television.

to follow someone or something, usually to try to catch them:

The car was pursued by helicopters.
pursue a matter

to try to discover information about something:

We will not be pursuing this matter any further.

(Definition of “pursue” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)