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, quest, quest after, 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, inquire into, look into, examine, study, review, check, scrutinize, analyse, delve into, dig into, probe
ANTONYMS

give up