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  Definition of seek
  1. the movement of a read/write head to a specific data track on a disk
  2. inquire for; "seek directions from a local"
  3. 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"
  4. go to or towards; "a liquid seeks its own level"
  5. try to get or reach; "seek a position"; "seek an education"; "seek happiness"
  6. 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"
Similar Words: search, look for, try, attempt, essay, assay

 

See Also: test, prove, try, try out, examine, essay

 

Hyponyms: dredge, drag, finger, grope, fumble, divine, browse, surf, leave no stone unturned, hunt, gather, want, scour, seek out, quest for, go after, quest after, pursue, fish, angle, grub, feel, shop, bid, quest, take a dare, pick up the gauntlet, fight, struggle, have a go, give it a try, endeavor, endeavour, strive, give it a whirl, gamble, chance, risk, hazard, take chances, adventure, run a risk, take a chance, put on the line, lay on the line

 

Derivational Morphology: quest, seeking, search, hunt, hunting, searcher, seeker, quester, essay, trier, attempter, essayer, attempt, effort, endeavor, endeavour, try

 

Language Translations:
Dutch: zoeken   Esperanto: serĉi  
Finnish: etsiä   French: chercher  
Frisian: sykje   German: suchen  
Indonesian: cari   Italian: cercare  
Japanese: 探す   Korean: 찾다  
Latin: quaerere   Portuguese: procurar  
Russian: искать   Spanish: buscar  
Swedish: söka   Turkish: ''aramak'', bulmaya calismak  
 
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