WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2015
seek /sik/USA pronunciation
v., sought/sɔt/USA pronunciationseek•ing.
seek•er, n. [countable]
- to go in search of: [~ ( + out) + object]to seek (out) a new life.[~ + object ( + out)]to seek her (out), wherever she was.
- [~ + object] to try to discover, as by studying:to seek the secrets of the universe.
- [~ + object] to try to obtain:to seek advice from your attorney.
- [~ + to + verb] to try or attempt:sought to convince the queen to finance his expedition.
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seek /siːk/ vb (seeks, seeking, sought)(mainly tr)
Etymology: Old English sēcan; related to Old Norse sōkja, Gothic sōkjan, Old High German suohhen, Latin sāgīre to perceive by scent; see beseechˈseeker n
- when intr, often followed by for or after: to try to find by searching; look for: to seek a solution
- (also intr) to try to obtain or acquire: to seek happiness
- to attempt (to do something); try: I'm only seeking to help
- (also intr) to enquire about or request (something): to seek help
- to go or resort to: to seek the garden for peace
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