Seek meaning

sēk
To try; attempt.

To seek to please someone.

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To endeavor to obtain or reach.

Seek a college education.

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To try to find; search for; look for.
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Seek is defined as to search or look for something.

An example of seek is to actively be searching through help wanted ads.

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To make a search or investigation.

Seek and you will find.

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To try; endeavor.

Seek to do good.

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To go to or toward.

Water seeks its own level.

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To inquire for; request.

Seek directions from a police officer.

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To go to; resort to.

To seek the woods for peace.

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To bend one's efforts toward; aim at; pursue.

Seeking perfection.

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To try to locate or discover; search for.

Animals seeking prey.

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(archaic) To explore.
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(archaic) To resort (to)
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(1) To move the access arm to the requested track on a disk.
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To try to find, to look for, to search.

I seek wisdom.

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To inquire for; to ask for; to solicit; to beseech.

I seek forgiveness through prayer.

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To try to acquire or gain; to strive after; to aim at.

I sought my fortune on the goldfields.

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To try to reach or come to; to go to; to resort to.
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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 *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").

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