seek


seek

verb

Definition of SEEK

1
to go in search of <Henry Hudson was set adrift by mutinous crewmen while seeking the Northwest Passage to the Pacific Ocean>
Synonyms cast about (for), cast around (for), chase (down), forage (for), hunt, look up, pursue, quest, search (for or out), shop (for)
Related Words ferret (out), root (out)
Phrases look for
Near Antonyms hide, lose; ignore, neglect
2
to make a request for <came seeking financial advice>
Synonyms bespeak, call (for), desire, plead (for), quest, request, seek, solicit, speak (for), sue (for)
Related Words apply (for), beg (for), claim, clamor (for), importune, urge, wish (for); demand, enjoin, exact, insist (on), petition (for), press (for), require, requisition; invite, invoke
3
to make an effort to do <seek to find the best solution>
Near Antonyms drop, give up, quit

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