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seek /siːk/ verb (past tense and past participle sought /sɔːt $ sɒːt/) [transitive]

Irregular Forms: (sought)

گشتن ، جستجو کردن ، جوییدن ، طلبیدن ، پوییدن ، طلب کردن ، پیگردی کردن ، علوم نظامی: جستجو
- look for, be after, follow, hunt, pursue, search for
- try, aim, aspire to, attempt, endeavour, essay, strive
Related Idioms: go in quest (or search) of
Related Words: bird-dog, delve, dig, fish, mouse, nose, root, smell out, sniff
English Thesaurus: surf the net, search, shop/book online, visit a website, download, ...

[TahlilGaran] English Synonym Dictionary

seek S2 W1 AC /siːk/ verb (past tense and past participle sought /sɔːt $ sɒːt/) [transitive]
[Word Family: verb: seek; noun: seeker]
[Language: 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 people crossed the border, seeking refuge from the war.
seek revenge/damages/compensation etc
He sought revenge against Surkov for separating him from his wife and son.
seek to do something
Local schools are seeking to reduce the dropout rate.

2. seek (sb’s) advice/help/assistance etc formal to ask someone for advice or help:
If the symptoms persist, seek medical advice.

3. written to look for someone or something Synonym : look for:
new graduates seeking employment
Attractive woman, 27, seeks male, 25-35, for fun and friendship.

In everyday English, people usually say that they are looking for someone or something rather than seeking someone or something:
What kind of job are you looking for?

4. seek your fortune literary to go to another place hoping to gain success and wealth:
Coles came to the Yukon in the 1970s to seek his fortune.

5. to move naturally towards something or into a particular position:
Water seeks its own level.
heat-seeking, hide-and-seek, self-seeking, sought-after

[TahlilGaran] Dictionary of Contemporary English

ADV. actively people who are unemployed and actively seeking work
avidly, eagerly, keenly | desperately, urgently He was desperately seeking a way to see her again.
successfully | in vain, unsuccessfully, vainly
PREP. for They sought in vain for somewhere to shelter.

[TahlilGaran] Collocations Dictionary


seek help
He sought help from the police.
seek advice/information
If in any doubt, seek the advice of a senior officer.
seek support/approval
He said he would seek shareholder support for the proposal.
seek permission
They are seeking permission to build 200 new houses.
seek refuge/asylum/shelter (=try to find somewhere safe)
They sought refuge inside the castle.
seek election/re-election (=try to be elected or re-elected)
He hasn’t decided whether to seek re-election.
seek compensation/damages (=ask for money because of something bad you have suffered)
The other two may seek compensation for wrongful imprisonment.
seek revenge
Dafoe plays a computer mastermind who seeks revenge on his former employer.
The university is actively seeking new funds.
They ran in all directions, desperately seeking escape.

[TahlilGaran] Collocations Dictionary

DUBIOUS: I'm seeking someone to play squash with.
GOOD: I'm looking for someone to play squash with.

Usage Note:
Seek is used mainly in formal styles: 'The aim of the hostel is to give help to those seeking friendship or simply shelter for the night.'
See also note at SEARCH 2 (search)

BAD: He sat nearer the tree, seeking for protection.
GOOD: He sat nearer the tree, seeking protection.

Usage Note:
seek sb/sth (WITHOUT for ): 'Economics graduate, aged 25, seeks interesting part-time work in the West London area.'

[TahlilGaran] Dictionary of Common Errors

TahlilGaran Online Dictionary ver 14.0
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TahlilGaran : دیکشنری آنلاین تحلیلگران (معنی seek) | علیرضا معتمد , دیکشنری تحلیلگران , وب اپلیکیشن , تحلیلگران , دیکشنری , آنلاین , آیفون , IOS , آموزش مجازی 4.82 : 2167
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