Synonyms for pursue

Synonyms for (verb) pursue

Synonyms: quest after, quest for, pursue, go after

Definition: go in search of or hunt for

Usage: pursue a hobby

Similar words: look for, search, seek

Definition: try to locate or discover, or try to establish the existence of

Usage: The police are searching for clues; They are searching for the missing man in the entire county


Synonyms: pursue, follow

Definition: follow in or as if in pursuit

Usage: The police car pursued the suspected attacker; Her bad deed followed her and haunted her dreams all her life

Similar words: go, locomote, travel, move

Definition: change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically

Usage: How fast does your new car go?; We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus; The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect; The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell; news travelled fast


Synonyms: prosecute, pursue, engage

Definition: carry out or participate in an activity; be involved in

Usage: She pursued many activities; They engaged in a discussion

Similar words: move, act

Definition: perform an action, or work out or perform (an action)

Usage: think before you act; We must move quickly; The governor should act on the new energy bill; The nanny acted quickly by grabbing the toddler and covering him with a wet towel


Synonyms: pursue, act on, follow up on

Definition: carry further or advance

Usage: Can you act on this matter soon?

Similar words: react, oppose

Definition: act against or in opposition to

Usage: She reacts negatively to everything I say