Definitions of seek

  1. make an effort or attempt; " He tried to shake off his fears"; " The infant had essayed a few wobbly steps"; " The police attempted to stop the thief"; " He sought to improve himself"; " She always seeks to do good in the world"
  2. try to locate or discover, or try to establish the existence of; " The police are searching for clues"; " They are searching for the missing man in the entire county"
  3. ( computer science) the movement of a read/ write head to a specific data track on a disk
  4. inquire for; " seek directions from a local"
  5. go to or towards; " a liquid seeks its own level"
  6. try to get or reach; " seek a position"; " seek an education"; " seek happiness"
  7. the movement of a read/ write head to a specific data track on a disk
  8. Sick.
  9. To go in search of; to look for; to search for; to try to find.
  10. To inquire for; to ask for; to solicit; to bessech.
  11. To try to acquire or gain; to strive after; to aim at; as, to seek wealth or fame; to seek one's life.
  12. To try to reach or come to; to go to; to resort to.
  13. To make search or inquiry: to endeavor to make discovery.
  14. To go in search of; to aim at; look for; ask or appeal for; as, to seek aid; to try to come to or go to; as, he sought the theater; inquire for; to attempt or try; as, he sought to undo the harm.
  15. To make search or inquiry; to make effort to find someone or something.
  16. Seeker.
  17. Sought.
  18. Seeking.
  19. To go in search of: to look for: to try to find or gain: to ask for: to solicit.
  20. To make search or inquiry: to try: to use solicitation: ( B.) to resort to:- pa. t. and pa. p. sought.
  21. To follow or search for; solicit.
  22. To try.
  23. To go in search of; strive for; endeavor.
  24. To look; search.
  25. To go in search of; to look for; to ask for; to resort to.
  26. To make search or inquiry; to endeavour.
  27. To look or search for; to endeavour to find or gain; to solicit; to resort or have recourse to.

Quotes of seek

  1. Our choice of a reform framework dictated that we looked at the fundamental assumptions that had driven Nigeria's economy, society and policy hitherto and to seek ways of either abandoning or transcending those assumptions and their supporting institutions. – Ibrahim Babangida
  2. It is a strange desire, to seek power, and to lose liberty; or to seek power over others, and to lose power over a man's self. – Francis Bacon
  3. I am for socialism, disarmament, and, ultimately, for abolishing the state itself... I seek the social ownership of property, the abolition of the propertied class, and the sole control of those who produce wealth. Communism is the goal. – Roger Nash Baldwin
  4. The herd seek out the great, not for their sake but for their influence; and the great welcome them out of vanity or need. – Napoleon Bonaparte
  5. I will give you three days to seek your shadow. Return to me in the course of that time with a well -fitted shadow, and you shall receive a hearty welcome; otherwise, on the fourth day- remember, on the fourth day- my daughter becomes the wife of another. – Adelbert von Chamisso
  6. People come to music to seek oblivion: is that not also a form of deception? – Claude Debussy
  7. Like all social theories, internationalism must seek its basis in the economic and technical fields; here are to be found the most profound and the most decisive factors in the development of society. – Christian Lous Lange
  8. Dedicated researchers seek better treatments and cures for diabetes, kidney disease, Alzheimer's and every form of cancer. But these scientists face an array of disincentives. We can do better. – Michael Milken
  9. A servant of God has but one Master. It ill becomes the servant to seek to be rich, and great, and honored in that world where his Lord was poor, and mean, and despised. – George Muller
  10. There are two kinds of people one can call reasonable: those who serve God with all their heart because they know him, and those who seek him with all their heart because they do not know him. – Blaise Pascal
  11. Let's just do what is right for the American people. And those of us who are involved in politics and government know that our responsibility is to the American people, that we have a responsibility to find our common ground, to seek it and to find it. – Nancy Pelosi
  12. The truth is not for all men, but only for those who seek it. – Ayn Rand
  13. I just moved to Florida to seek out opportunities. – Kevin Richardson
  14. To advocate a New Order was to seek freedom and respect for peoples without prejudice, and to seek a stable basis for the existence all peoples, equally, and free of threats. – Hideki Tojo
  15. There is no real justification for a requirement that a budget of any sort should be balanced, except as a rallying point for those who seek to hamstring government. – William Vickrey

Usage examples for seek

  1. " He has come here to seek that beautiful stranger I have been hunting for," thought Lightfoot. – The Adventures of Lightfoot the Deer by Thornton W. Burgess
  2. Do not again seek danger. – The Lone Ranche by Captain Mayne Reid
  3. " Do not seek to see me. – Charlotte's Inheritance by M. E. Braddon
  4. They did not seek human blood, and you needn't tell me they did. – Red Men and White by Owen Wister
  5. What do you seek – Laos Folk-Lore of Farther India by Katherine Neville Fleeson
  6. I shall seek better game than you found. – Nature's Serial Story by E. P. Roe
  7. Whom do you say that they seek – The English Language by Robert Gordon Latham
  8. Was her father going to seek him? – Hetty Wesley by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  9. Should she take her advice, and seek his? – Warlock o' Glenwarlock by George MacDonald
  10. All we seek is our liberty. – The Freedmen's Book by Lydia Maria Child
  11. " Then just telephone to your people there, and tell them to tell him, if he comes in asking for you, to come along and seek you here," said the chief. – The Rayner-Slade Amalgamation by J. S. Fletcher
  12. I find not whom I would seek – Zanoni by Edward Bulwer Lytton
  13. " By the way," the prince said, " I would beg you to seek out the captain of the boat in which you came here, and bid him come to me this time tomorrow evening. – By Pike and Dyke: A Tale of the Rise of the Dutch Republic by G.A. Henty
  14. Why, who should seek for us? – Simon Dale by Anthony Hope
  15. Coming back to England, his first thought had been to seek out the old lady, " at the old address." – When Ghost Meets Ghost by William Frend De Morgan
  16. Comes he not soon, I will seek him among the mountains. – Kalitan, Our Little Alaskan Cousin by Mary F. Nixon-Roulet
  17. I was afraid to die: but I would seek a living grave. – Ellen Middleton--A Tale by Georgiana Fullerton
  18. Where should he seek her? – A Set of Rogues by Frank Barrett
  19. A hundred times it was in the mind of the wretched clerk to resign his post and seek to better himself elsewhere. – The Heart of Denise and Other Tales by S. (Sidney) Levett-Yeats
  20. I seek his will. – The Poetical Works of Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Vol. I by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

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