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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

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How to use seek in a sentence?

  1. Mark Esper:

    We presently have troops in a couple of cities that (are)located right near that area, the purpose is to deny access, specifically revenue to ISIS (Islamic State) and any other groups that may want to seek that revenue to enable their own malign activities.

  2. Marc Raimondi:

    The Justice Department continues to pursue criminal prosecutions against those that seek to circumvent U.S. sanctions involving Iran and other export controls.

  3. Nolan Williams Jr.:

    For African Americans in this country, voting is the most effective way for us to effect the change we seek. Given the events of this summer, it is crucial for our community to translate our social protests into political action, health care, fair housing, including equal access to home loans, poverty, the environment, meaningful reforms to our justice system, and improvements in community policing are all issues that make this election uber critical.

  4. Lyndon B. Johnson:

    We Americans know-although others appear to forget-the risk of spreading conflict. We still seek no wider war. (On ordering retaliatory action against North Vietnam)

  5. Simon Mawhinney:

    Sure, we can go, we will go, but it's important for other people to go and for us to seek their advice and counsel upon their return, because they're the ones who know more.

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