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seek

seek

 
 
pronunciation:
sik
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
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Word Combinations (verb)
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: seeking, seeks, sought
definition 1: to try to find; search for.
The police are seeking the man who witnessed the crime.Bears often roam the campground seeking food.The press has reported that the prince is seeking a bride.
synonyms:
hunt for, search for
similar words:
dig, ferret, look for, probe, quest, track, want
definition 2: to try to acquire or obtain.
If you don't understand, you should seek help from the teacher.He went out into the world to seek his fortune.She had never sought fame; she only wanted to act in films.
synonyms:
ask for, pursue, request
similar words:
aspire to, canvass, invite, petition for, quest after, solicit, strive for, woo
definition 3: to try (usu. fol. by an infinitive).
He sought to discover the reason he had been fired.
synonyms:
attempt, endeavor, essay, strive, try
similar words:
undertake
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to search or investigate.
The dog was seeking in the bushes for its lost bone.
synonyms:
search
similar words:
explore, investigate, look, press
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derivation: seeker (n.)