[ seek ]
/ sik /
verb (used with object), 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 followed 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.
verb (used without object), sought, seek·ing.
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.
Origin of seek
Related formsout·seek, verb (used with object), out·sought, out·seek·ing.re·seek, verb (used with object), re·sought, re·seek·ing.un·seek·ing, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for reseek
/ (siːk) /
verb seeks, seeking or sought (mainly tr)
(when intr, often foll by for or after) to try to find by searching; look forto seek a solution
(also intr) to try to obtain or acquireto seek happiness
to attempt (to do something); tryI'm only seeking to help
(also intr) to enquire about or request (something)to seek help
to go or resort toto seek the garden for peace
an archaic word for explore
Derived Formsseeker, noun
Word Origin for seek
Old English sēcan; related to Old Norse sōkja, Gothic sōkjan, Old High German suohhen, Latin sāgīre to perceive by scent; see beseech
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Idioms and Phrases with reseek
see play hide and seek.
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