pursues; pursued; pursuing
1 : to follow and try to catch or capture (someone or something) for usually a long distance or time
Hounds pursued the fox for miles.
The criminal is being pursued by police.
2 : to try to get or do (something) over a period of time
He chose to pursue a college degree.
She wants to pursue a legal career.
3 : to be involved in (an activity)
pursue a hobby
4 : to move along (a course)
The ship pursued [=followed] a northerly course.
5 : to make an effort to find out more about (something)
I'll be meeting with my lawyer to pursue this matter further.
My associate is interested in pursuing the case.
— pursuer noun, plural pursuers [count]
He changed direction to confuse his pursuers.