Which is correct: Pursue or Persue
How to spell Pursue?
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.
To follow with harmful intent; to try to harm, to persecute, torment. from 14th c.
To follow urgently, originally with intent to capture or harm; to chase. from 14th c.
To follow, travel down (a particular way, course of action etc.). from late 14th c.
“Her rival pursued a quite different course.”
To aim for, go after (a specified objective, situation etc.). from late 14th c.
To participate in (an activity, business etc.); to practise, follow (a profession). from 15th c.
obsolete form of pursue
follow or chase (someone or something)
“a heavily indebted businessman was being pursued by creditors”
“the officer pursued the van”
persistently seek to form a sexual relationship with (someone)
“Sophie was being pursued by a number of men”
seek to attain or accomplish (a goal) over a long period
“should people pursue their own happiness at the expense of others?”
(of something unpleasant) persistently afflict (someone)
“mercy lasts as long as sin pursues man”
continue or proceed along (a path or route)
“the road pursued a straight course over the scrubland”
engage in (an activity or course of action)
“the council decided not to pursue an appeal”
“Andrew was determined to pursue a computer career”
continue to investigate or explore (an idea or argument)
“we shall not pursue the matter any further”