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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 pur·sue /pɝˈsu, ˈsju/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pur·sue v. t. [imp. & p. p. Pursued p. pr. & vb. n. Pursuing.]
 1. To follow with a view to overtake; to follow eagerly, or with haste; to chase; as, to pursue a hare.
    We happiness pursue; we fly from pain.   --Prior.
 The happiness of men lies in purswing,
 Not in possessing.   --Longfellow.
 2. To seek; to use or adopt measures to obtain; as, to pursue a remedy at law.
    The fame of ancient matrons you pursue.   --Dryden.
 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.
 4. To prosecute; to be engaged in; to continue. Insatiate to pursue vain war.”
 5. To follow as an example; to imitate.
 6. To follow with enmity; to persecute; to call to account.
    The servant is not greater than his lord. If they have pursued me, they shall pursue you also.   --Wyclif (John xv. 20).
 Syn: -- To follow; chase; seek; persist. See Follow.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pur·sue, v. i.
 1. To go in pursuit; to follow.
    The wicked flee when no man pursueth.   --Prov. xxviii. 1.
    Men hotly pursued after the objects of their ambition.   --Earle.
 2. To go on; to proceed, especially in argument or discourse; to continue.
 Note: [A Gallicism]
    I have, pursues Carneades, wondered chemists should not consider.   --Boyle.
 3. Law To follow a matter judicially, as a complaining party; to act as a prosecutor.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v 1: carry out or participate in an activity; be involved in;
           "She pursued many activities"; "They engaged in a
           discussion" [syn: prosecute, engage]
      2: follow in or as if in pursuit; "The police car pursued the
         suspected attacker"; "Her bad deed followed her and
         haunted her dreams all her life" [syn: follow]
      3: go in search of or hunt for; "pursue a hobby" [syn: quest
         for, go after, quest after]
      4: carry further or advance; "Can you act on this matter soon?"
         [syn: follow up on, act on]