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Meaning 1: to chase or follow someone or something, in order to catch them, attack them. Example: The police officer decided to pursue the suspicious-looking man.
Meaning 2: to continue doing an activity or trying to achieve something over a long period of time. Example: I would like to pursue a career in politics.
Similar words: chase, follow
Did you know...? The word 'pursue' was the 114th most-viewed word in the Oxford Dictionary last year.
A way of thinking about something, especially one which is influenced by the type of person you are or by your experiences.
Example: His father's death gave him a whole new perspective on life; We have to look at everything from an international perspective.
Did you know...? The word 'perspective' was in the Oxford Dictionary's top 200 most-viewed words last year.
(noun) - the power to affect the way someone or something develops, behaves, or thinks without using direct force or orders. Example: The Council had influence over many government decisions / Gayle's mother said I was a bad influence on her daughter.
(verb) - to affect the way someone or something develops, behaves, thinks etc without directly forcing or ordering them. Example: Several factors are likely to influence this decision.
Did you know...? The word 'influence' was in the Oxford Dictionary's top 150 most-viewed words last year.