I'm trying to add a verb into the following context:

Ever since he was a child, he has been fascinated by the world of computers. Now, he is seeking employement with a company where he can ... his passion.

However, no word comes to my mind which I could use. Neither does something come to my mind which I could Google in this case.

Edit: Came up with pursue, any other suggestions?

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    he is seeking employment with a company where ??? I ??? can ... his passion
    – ScotM
    Commented Apr 4, 2015 at 23:47
  • “Any other suggestions” is not a proper SE question: it can have no right answer, just a popularity contest.
    – tchrist
    Commented Apr 5, 2015 at 10:57
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    @ScotM Yes, I forgot to replace I with he there :| Initially I wrote everything in 1st person, but I didn't want to post the question like that :) Anyway, the rabit's out of the hat now.
    – Lord Zsolt
    Commented Apr 7, 2015 at 23:21
  • We'll chase one rabbit at a time :-)
    – ScotM
    Commented Apr 7, 2015 at 23:27

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Fulfill might work:

verb (fulfills, fulfilling, fulfilled)

1.0 Achieve or realize (something desired, promised, or predicted):
he wouldn’t be able to fulfill his ambition to visit Naples

1.1 (fulfil oneself) Gain happiness or satisfaction by achieving one’s potential:

ODO Emphasis mine


Perhaps indulge

Allow oneself to enjoy the pleasure of

Oxford Dictionaries Online

  • If this really is intended as an application for a job, I suggest you avoid the word "indulge", which suggests "indulgent" or "self-indulgent", i.e. you're doing it for fun, not for the good of the customer and your employer. Commented Apr 5, 2015 at 6:05
  • @ConcreteGannet Don't disagree. I think pursue might still be best. Fulfill might also work.
    – bib
    Commented Apr 5, 2015 at 10:27
  • Yes, this is for a job application.
    – Lord Zsolt
    Commented Apr 7, 2015 at 23:20

... where I could behold his passion at work ...

Is this the girl talking, or what? I thought it sounded Romance, thus my suggestion :-)

Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine - Volume 36 - Page 105 1834 - ‎Full view

I flew rather than ran along the bank, till I arrired opposite the spot where I could behold him faintly struggling to disencumber himself of the cloak, which impeded all his efforts, and would have reduced him, in a very few minutes more, to a ...


One may also "realize" a passion. This is the verb I would use in the case of a fascination becoming practice and employment.


...where I could sate his passion.

 1 Satisfy (a desire or an appetite) to the full: 
   sate your appetite at the resort’s restaurant
  • where he can sate his passion... EDIT: Ahh, I see the OP has been edited and corrected.
    – Mari-Lou A
    Commented Apr 5, 2015 at 7:14

Given the context... Appreciate, respect, come to terms with, rely on.


Further his passion could be used in this context

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