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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.
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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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