Seek Definition

seeking, seeks, sought
seeking, seeks, sought
To try to find; search for; look for.
Webster's New World
To look for someone or something.
Webster's New World
To endeavor to obtain or reach.
Seek a college education.
American Heritage
To go to; resort to.
To seek the woods for peace.
Webster's New World
To try to get or find out by asking or searching.
To seek the answer to a question.
Webster's New World

Origin of Seek

  • From Middle English seken (also sechen), from Old English sÄ“Ä‹an (“to seek; try to find, to look for, make search for; try to get; strive to effect, aim at, strive after; seek after, try to provide for; try to find out by investigation or examination; enquire about; try to learn by asking, ask, ask for, inquire; look to for, expect from; visit, go to; resort to; go, move, proceed; approach, attain to; attack, pursue, follow"), with influence from Old Norse sÅ“kja, whence the hard /k/ sound (compare beseech); both from Proto-Germanic *sōkijanÄ… (“to seek") (compare West Frisian sykje, Low German söken, Dutch zoeken, German suchen, Danish søge). Ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *sehâ‚‚g- (“to seek out").

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English sechen, seken from Old English sēcan sāg- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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