how to pronounce pursue


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pursue is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of pursue in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… to find and pursue criminal transactions …”

meaning of pursue

To pursue means to follow or go after someone or something.

pursue frequency in english - B2 level of CEFR

the word pursue occurs in english on average 18 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics pursue can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that pursue can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) people, society, and culture;

words with pronunciation similar to pursue


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