(sēk), v., sought, seek•ing.
- to go in search or quest of:to seek the truth.
- to try to find or discover by searching or questioning:to seek the solution to a problem.
- to try to obtain:to seek fame.
- to try or attempt (usually fol. by an infinitive):to seek to convince a person.
- to go to:to seek a place to rest.
- to ask for; request:to seek advice.
- [Archaic.]to search or explore.
- to make inquiry.
- be sought after, to be desired or in demand:Graduates in the physical sciences are most sought after by employers these days.
3 . pursue, follow.
Middle English seken, Old English sēcan;
cognate with German suchen, Old Norse sœkja, Gothic sōkjan;
akin to Latin sāgīre to perceive by scent (see presage, sagacity);