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per-sequor cūtus or quūtus, ī, dep.,

to follow perseveringly, follow after, follow up, pursue: certum est persequi, T.: me in Asiam, T.: exercitum: Hortensium ipsius vestigiis: alcuius vestigia: te, V.: Hanc persecuta mater, Ph.—With infin: non ego te frangere persequor, H.—To press upon, hunt down, chase, pursue: fugientes usque ad flumen, Cs.: deterrere hostīs a persequendo, S.: feras, O.: beluas, Cu.—To follow up, come up with, overtake: te triginta diebus: Mors fugacem persequitur virum, H.—To search over, to search through: solitudines.—Fig., to follow perseveringly, pursue, follow up: viam, T.: eas artīs.—To pursue, hunt after, seek to obtain, strive after: utilia studiosissime: hereditates, T.: voluptates: meum ius, assert, T.: bona tua lite atque iudicio. —To follow, be a follower of, imitate, copy after: Academiam veterem: te.—To pursue, proceed against, prosecute, revenge, avenge, take vengeance upon: bello civitatem, Cs.: iniurias suas: de persequendis inimicitiis, Cs.—To follow up, follow out, perform, execute, prosecute, bring about, accomplish: ex usu quod est, id persequar, T.: si idem extrema persequitur qui incohavit: vitam inopem et vagam, lead: scelus, O.—To take down, note down, record: quae dicerentur.—To set forth, relate, recount, describe, explain: quae versibus persecutus est Ennius: has res in libro.

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