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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Pursue \Pur*sue"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Pursued; p. pr. & vb. n. Pursuing.] [OE. pursuen, porsuen, OF. porsivre, poursuivre, poursuir, F. poursuivre, fr. L. prosequi; pro forward + sequi to follow. See Sue, and cf. Prosecute, Pursuivant.] 1. To follow with a view to overtake; to follow eagerly, or with haste; to chase; as, to pursue a hare. [1913 Webster] We happiness pursue; we fly from pain. --Prior. [1913 Webster] The happiness of men lies in purswing, Not in possessing. --Longfellow. [1913 Webster] 2. To seek; to use or adopt measures to obtain; as, to pursue a remedy at law. [1913 Webster] The fame of ancient matrons you pursue. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] 3. To proceed along, with a view to some and or object; to follow; to go in; as, Captain Cook pursued a new route; the administration pursued a wise course. [1913 Webster] 4. To prosecute; to be engaged in; to continue. " Insatiate to pursue vain war." --Milton. [1913 Webster] 5. To follow as an example; to imitate. [1913 Webster] 6. To follow with enmity; to persecute; to call to account. [1913 Webster] The servant is not greater than his lord. If they have pursued me, they shall pursue you also. --Wyclif (John xv. 20). [1913 Webster] Syn: To follow; chase; seek; persist. See Follow. [1913 Webster]