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

Irregular Forms: (sought)


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seek
[verb]
Synonyms:
- 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.
attention-seeking/publicity-seeking

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.

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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

seek
verb
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

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.
actively
The university is actively seeking new funds.
desperately
They ran in all directions, desperately seeking escape.

[TahlilGaran] Collocations Dictionary

seek
verb
1.
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)

2.
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


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