pursuer

A pursuer is someone who is chasing someone or something. You could be a pursuer of truth and beauty, or perhaps a pursuer of the kid who took your lunch money.

To pursue is to chase something, like a dog pursuing a squirrel. In that situation, the dog is a pursuer. Someone who’s trying to ask someone else out on a date is a pursuer. When the police are on a manhunt for a criminal, the police are pursuers. You could also say someone is a pursuer of a goal, like a pursuer of a medical degree. All pursuers want something and they're going after it.

Definitions of pursuer
  1. noun
    a person who is pursuing and trying to overtake or capture
    “always before he had been able to outwit his pursuers
    synonyms: chaser
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    types:
    bounty hunter
    someone who pursues fugitives or criminals for whom a reward is offered
    type of:
    follower
    someone who travels behind or pursues another
  2. noun
    a person who pursues some plan or goal
    “a pursuer of truth”
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