To seek to please someone.
Seek a college education.
An example of seek is to actively be searching through help wanted ads.
Seek and you will find.
Seek to do good.
Water seeks its own level.
Seek directions from a police officer.
To seek the woods for peace.
Animals seeking prey.
Origin of seek
- Middle English sechen, seken from Old English sēcan sāg- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- 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 *sÅkijanÄ… (“to seek") (compare West Frisian sykje, Low German sÃ¶ken, Dutch zoeken, German suchen, Danish sÃ¸ge). Ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *sehâ‚‚g- (“to seek out").