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.
to make inquiry.
Idioms about seek
be sought after, to be desired or in demand: Graduates in the physical sciences are most sought after by employers these days.
- outseek, 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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How to use seek in a sentence
The latter is well below the $1 trillion Democratic leaders are seeking for state and local governments.Trump warms to ‘Problem Solvers’ stimulus bill—including $1,200 checks and $450 weekly unemployment benefits | Lance Lambert | September 17, 2020 | Fortune
Feynman and others sought whole new perspectives — perhaps even one that would return particles to center stage — but came back with a hack instead.How Mathematical ‘Hocus-Pocus’ Saved Particle Physics | Charlie Wood | September 17, 2020 | Quanta Magazine
Shoppers tend to seek out brands they’re already familiar with when it’s time to buy, so reaching them early in the shopping season is key.5 tips for adding connected TV to your holiday ad strategy | Sponsored Content: SteelHouse | September 14, 2020 | Search Engine Land
The second is that corporations should seek to make profit by benefiting others.50 years later, Milton Friedman’s shareholder doctrine is dead | jakemeth | September 13, 2020 | Fortune
The initiative also sought voter approval to have the city borrow money.
But on Thursday Boxer triggered a Golden State political earthquake, announcing that she would not seek a fifth term in 2016.The Golden State Preps for the ‘Red Wedding’ of Senate Races | David Freedlander | January 9, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
Parents who want to transfer custody of a child to someone other than a relative must seek permission from a judge.
As more come online, they will actively seek better selling prices elsewhere and also source their goods internationally.
We ought to seek Chinese cooperation in a response to this North Korean act of aggression.
It would seek to cut off the main Allied lines of supply and communication.
Hence arise factions, dissensions, and loss to their religious interests and work; and these intruders seek to rule the others.
How much of the imagination, how much of the intellect, evaporates and is lost while we seek to embody it in words!Pearls of Thought | Maturin M. Ballou
I prayed for her before the temple, and unto the very end I will seek after her, and she flourished as a grape soon ripe.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version | Various
Learn to do well: seek judgment, relieve the oppressed, judge for the fatherless, defend the widow.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version | Various
Uriah said it would dishonour him to seek ease and pleasure at home while other soldiers were enduring hardship at the front.God and my Neighbour | Robert Blatchford
British Dictionary definitions for seek
(when intr, often foll 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
an archaic word for explore
- seeker, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Other Idioms and Phrases with seek
see play hide and seek.
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