Perseguir in English | Spanish to English Translation and Dictionary
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transitive verb
1. to pursue (seguir, tratar de obtener)
  • con esta medida, el gobierno persigue la contención de la inflación the government's purpose in taking this measure is to curb inflation
2. to persecute (acosar)
  • lo persiguieron por sus ideas he was persecuted for his beliefs
  • le persigue la mala suerte he's dogged by bad luck
  • los fantasmas de la niñez la persiguen she is tormented by the ghosts of her childhood
transitive verb
1 [+presa, fugitivo] (gen) to pursue; chase; (por motivos ideológicos) to persecute; (acosar) to hunt down; hunt out;
2 [+persona, empleo] to chase after; go after; [+propósito, fin] to pursue
la persiguió durante dos años he was after her for two years; he pursued her for two years; me persiguieron hasta que dije que sí they pestered me until I said yes; lo persiguen los remordimientos he is plagued by remorse; lo persigue la mala suerte he is dogged by ill luck
Verb Conjugations for perseguir
Gerund: persiguiendo
Participle: perseguido
The irregular conjugations of this verb are in red.
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