seek

  • 1 seek — [ sik ] (past tense and past participle sought [ sɔt ] ) verb transitive *** 1. ) FORMAL to ask for something or try to get something: seek advice/help: Seek medical advice if symptoms last more than a week. seek permission/approval: You must… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 2 seek — W1 [si:k] v past tense and past participle sought [so:t US so:t] [T] [: Old English; Origin: secan] 1.) formal to try to achieve or get something ▪ Do you think the President will seek re election ? seek refuge/asylum/shelter etc ▪ Thousands of… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 3 Seek — Seek, v. i. To make search or inquiry; to endeavor to make discovery. [1913 Webster] Seek ye out of the book of the Lord, and read. Isa. xxxiv. 16. [1913 Webster] {To seek}, needing to seek or search; hence, unprepared. Unpracticed, unprepared,… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 seek — /seek/, v., sought, seeking. v.t. 1. to go in search or quest of: to seek the truth. 2. to try to find or discover by searching or questioning: to seek the solution to a problem. 3. to try to obtain: to seek fame. 4. to try or attempt (usually… …

    Universalium

  • 5 seek — [siːk] verb sought PTandPP [sɔːt ǁ sɒːt] [transitive] to try to get or achieve something: • Even while takeover talks were in progress, the company sought other potential buyers. • Benefit claimants are asked to prove they are actively seeking… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 6 Seek — Seek, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Sought}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Seeking}.] [OE. seken, AS. s[=e]can, s[=e]cean; akin to OS. s[=o]kian, LG. s[ o]ken, D. zoeken, OHG. suohhan, G. suchen, Icel. s[ae]kja, Sw. s[ o]ka, Dan. s[ o]ge, Goth. s[=o]kjan, and E. sake …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 7 Seek — may refer to: * Disk seek, in which the read head of a magnetic disk repositions itself. * Seek Limited, an Australian internet job recruitment companyee also* Zero seek * Rent seeking * Job seeking * Goal seeking * * Hide and Seek… …

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  • 8 seek — seek, *search, scour, hunt, comb, ferret out, ransack, rummage are comparable when they mean to look for or go in quest of in the hope of finding. Seek has become widely extended in application and may take as its object either a person or a… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 9 seek — [sēk] vt. sought, seeking [ME seken < OE secan, akin to OS sōkian, Ger suchen, ON sœkja < IE base * sāg , to track down, trace > L sagire, to scent out, perceive] 1. to try to find; search for; look for 2. to go to; resort to [to seek… …

    English World dictionary

  • 10 seek — seek; seek·er; seek·er·ism; seek·ing·ly; …

    English syllables

  • 11 seek — [v1] look for be after, beat the bushes*, bird dog*, bob for, cast about, chase, comb, delve, delve for, dig for, dragnet, explore, fan, ferret out, fish, fish for*, follow, go after, gun for*, hunt, inquire, investigate, leave no stone unturned* …

    New thesaurus

  • 12 seek — ► VERB (past and past part. sought) 1) try to find or obtain. 2) (seek out) search for and find. 3) (seek to do) try or want to do. 4) ask for. DERIVATIVES seeker …

    English terms dictionary

  • 13 Seek — Seek, a. Sick. [Obs.] Chaucer. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 14 SEEK — index apply (request), chase, delve, endeavor, ferret, frisk, hunt, petition, probe …

    Law dictionary

  • 15 seek — (v.) O.E. secan visit, inquire, pursue, influenced by O.N. soekja, both from P.Gmc. *sokjanan (Cf. O.S. sokian, O.Fris. seka, M.Du. soekan, O.H.G. suohhan, Ger. suchen, Goth. sokjan), from PIE *sag to track down, to trace (Cf. L. sagire …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 16 seek to — index attempt Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 17 seek */*/*/ — UK [siːk] / US [sɪk] verb [transitive] Word forms seek : present tense I/you/we/they seek he/she/it seeks present participle seeking past tense sought UK [sɔːt] / US [sɔt] past participle sought 1) formal to ask for something, or to try to get… …

    English dictionary

  • 18 seek — 01. My great grandfather came to Boston to [seek] his fortune in the early 1800s. 02. The Chinese migrants came to this country to [seek] a better life. 03. He had to [seek] work as a laborer after he lost his truck driving license for drinking… …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 19 seek — [[t]si͟ːk[/t]] ♦♦♦ seeks, seeking, sought 1) VERB If you seek something such as a job or a place to live, you try to find one. [FORMAL] [V n] They have had to seek work as labourers... [V n] Four people who sought refuge in the Italian embassy… …

    English dictionary

  • 20 seek — v. (past and past part. sought) 1 a tr. make a search or inquiry for. b intr. (foll. by for, after) make a search or inquiry. 2 tr. a try or want to find or get. b ask for; request (sought help from him; seeks my aid). 3 tr. (foll. by to +… …

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