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Synonyms for seek

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Wiktionary3.7 / 3 votes

  1. seekverb

    look for, search

  2. seekverb

    To try to find, to look for, to search.

    I seek wisdom.

    search, look for

  3. seekverb

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

    look for, search

  4. seekverb

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

    look for, search

  5. seekverb

    To go, move, travel (in a given direction).

    search, look for

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms2.6 / 5 votes

  1. seek

    search, inquire, pursue, solicit, endeavor, attempt, strive, investigate, trace, prosecute, follow, court, affect

    ignore, disregard, avoid, shun, elude, pretermit, discard, abandon, relinquish, drop

Princeton's WordNet3.0 / 2 votes

  1. seekverb

    the movement of a read/write head to a specific data track on a disk

  2. seekverb

    try to get or reach

    "seek a position"; "seek an education"; "seek happiness"

    try, essay, search, assay, attempt, look for

  3. search, seek, look forverb

    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"

    attempt, anticipate, explore, look, research, essay, try, look to, assay, search, look for

  4. try, seek, attempt, essay, assayverb

    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"

    attempt, examine, search, stress, adjudicate, strain, essay, look for, assay, try out, try, prove, test, try on, taste, hear, set about, undertake, sample, judge, render

  5. seekverb

    go to or towards

    "a liquid seeks its own level"

    try, essay, search, assay, attempt, look for

  6. seekverb

    inquire for

    "seek directions from a local"

    try, essay, search, assay, attempt, look for

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Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. seekverb

    search for, seek for, look for, look after, try to find

  2. seekverb

    solicit, ask, inquire for, try to get, endeavor to gain

  3. seekverb

    search, make search, look

  4. seekverb

    try, strive, endeavor, attempt

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words3.0 / 2 votes

  1. seekverb

    search for, hunt, aim at, strive after, attempt

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How to use seek in a sentence?

  1. Police Commissioner Bill Bratton:

    We cannot be intimidated and that's what terrorists seek to do. They seek to create fear. They seek to intimidate. We will not be intimidated and we will not live in fear.

  2. Barack Obama:

    Any death of this sort is a tragedy. Any shooting involving multiple victims is a tragedy, there is something particularly heartbreaking about death happening in a place in which we seek solace and we seek peace.

  3. Baroness Emma Orczy:

    We seek him here, we seek him there, Those Frenchies seek him everywhere. Is he in heaven?—Is he in hell? That demmed, elusive Pimpernel.

  4. Nicola Sturgeon:

    We won’t just serve Scotland’s interests - though we will most certainly do that, but we will seek do more than that - we will also seek to play our part in bringing about positive, long-lasting and progressive change right across the UK.

  5. Barry Goldwater:

    Those who seek absolute power, even though they seek it to do what they regard as good, are simply demanding the right to enforce their own version of heaven on earth. And let me remind you, they are the very ones who always create the most hellish tyrannies. Absolute power does corrupt, and those who seek it must be suspect and must be opposed.

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