sought

verb

Definition of sought

transitive verb
1 :to resort to :go to
2 a :to go in search of :look for
b :to try to discover
3 :to ask for :request
  • seeks advice
4 :to try to acquire or gain :aim at
  • seek fame
5 :to make an attempt :try used with to and an infinitive
  • governments … seek to keep the bulk of their people contented
  • —D. M. Potter
intransitive verb
1 :to make a search or inquiry
2 a :to be sought
b :to be lacking
  • in critical judgment … they were sadly to seek
  • The Times Literary Supplement (London)
  • past tense and past participle of seek


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sought

Definition of sought for Students

  • past tense and past participle of seek


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