Pursue vs. Persue

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Which is correct: Pursue or Persue

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The main difference between Pursue and Persue is that the Pursue is a seek to attain or accomplish (a goal) over a long period and Persue is a obsolete form of pursue.

  • Pursue (verb)

    To follow with harmful intent; to try to harm, to persecute, torment. from 14th c.

  • Pursue (verb)

    To follow urgently, originally with intent to capture or harm; to chase. from 14th c.

  • Pursue (verb)

    To follow, travel down (a particular way, course of action etc.). from late 14th c.

    "Her rival pursued a quite different course."

  • Pursue (verb)

    To aim for, go after (a specified objective, situation etc.). from late 14th c.

  • Pursue (verb)

    To participate in (an activity, business etc.); to practise, follow (a profession). from 15th c.

  • Persue (verb)

    obsolete form of pursue

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