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Synonyms for seek

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. seek(verb)

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

  2. seek(verb)

    try to get or reach

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

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

  3. search, seek, look for(verb)

    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, assay(verb)

    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. seek(verb)

    go to or towards

    "a liquid seeks its own level"

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

  6. seek(verb)

    inquire for

    "seek directions from a local"

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


  1. seek(verb)

    look for, search

  2. seek(verb)

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

    I seek wisdom.

    search, look for

  3. seek(verb)

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

    look for, search

  4. seek(verb)

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

    look for, search

  5. seek(verb)

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

    search, look for

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. seek(v. a.)

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

  2. seek(v. a.)

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

  3. seek(v. n.)

    search, make search, look

  4. seek(v. n.)

    try, strive, endeavor, attempt

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. seek(v)

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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    solicit, find, request, try, search, ask, strive, obtain, seeks, pursue, endeavour, get, seeking, aim, attempt, claim, look, explore, elicit

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How to use seek in a sentence?

  1. District Attorney Jackie Lacey:

    Whenever we receive new credible information that may exonerate a person, the responsibility is on us, as prosecutors, to re-examine the facts and, if appropriate, to seek to vacate a wrongful conviction.

  2. De Guindos:

    We think it's a viable business project, an important one, over the next three months it will be very important to try and seek an industrial partner (for Abengoa).

  3. Gilles Ivaldi:

    Marine Le Pen's strategy is this idea of a big transpartisan alliance of what she calls 'patriots' from left and right, which is the general populist strategy, there's another line, embodied by Marion Marechal, who thinks the National Rally should rather seek a wide alliance of the rights.

  4. Martin Schemm:

    First we will seek a statement from Facebook and then hearings will begin.

  5. President Barack Obama:

    There's wisdom in our founders writing in those documents that help found this nation the notion of freedom of religion, because they understood the need for humility, whatever our beliefs, whatever our traditions, we must seek to be instruments of peace, and bringing light where there is darkness, and sowing love where there is hatred.

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