verb (used with object), sought, seek·ing.
verb (used without object), sought, seek·ing.
- seeing glass,
- seeing is believing,
- seeing that,
- seeing things,
- seeing-eye dog,
- seek out,
Origin of seek
Examples from the Web for seek
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|DAILY BEAST
Parents who want to transfer custody of a child to someone other than a relative must seek permission from a judge.
We ought to seek Chinese cooperation in a response to this North Korean act of aggression.
The birds will seek us out and they will use no logic we know.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days|David Freeman|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But on Monday Portman said that he would not run for president, choosing to seek reelection in Ohio.
Finally, we might seek for the characteristic anecdotes of Csar in his unexampled liberalities and contempt of money.The Caesars|Thomas de Quincey
After the obsequies they seek the young Apis, they seek him throughout sacred Egypt.The Tour|Louis Couperus
Singularly, the men who most despise women are the ones who seek to have her applause.The Lincoln Story Book|Henry L. Williams
We seek for the origin of the savage factor of myth in one aspect of the intellectual condition of savages.Myth, Ritual, and Religion, Vol. 1|Andrew Lang
The Prophet has said: "Seek him who flees from thee; forgive him who injures thee; give to him who does not give to thee."Letters from a Sf Teacher|Shaikh Sharfuddn Maner
verb seeks, seeking or sought (mainly tr)
Word Origin for seek
Old English secan "inquire, search for; pursue; long for, wish for, desire; look for, expect from," influenced by Old Norse soekja, both from Proto-Germanic *sokjan (cf. Old Saxon sokian, Old Frisian seka, Middle Dutch soekan, Old High German suohhan, German suchen, Gothic sokjan), from PIE *sag-yo-, from root *sag- "to track down, seek out" (cf. Latin sagire "to perceive quickly or keenly," sagus "presaging, predicting," Old Irish saigim "seek"). The natural modern form of the Anglo-Saxon word as uninfluenced by Norse is in beseech. Related: Sought; seeking.
see play hide and seek.