3

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?

4
  • 8
    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
  • 1
    @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

7 Answers 7

7

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

2

Perhaps indulge

Allow oneself to enjoy the pleasure of

Oxford Dictionaries Online

3
  • 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
2

... 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 ...

2

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

1

...where I could sate his passion.

 verb
 1 Satisfy (a desire or an appetite) to the full: 
   sate your appetite at the resort’s restaurant
1
  • 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
1

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

0
1

Further his passion could be used in this context

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service and acknowledge you have read our privacy policy.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.