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

    search, look for

  3. seek(verb)

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

    look for, search

  4. seek(verb)

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

    look for, search

  5. seek(verb)

    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

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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