sought

verb

Definition of sought

  • past tense and past participle of seek
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
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)


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Definition of sought for Students

  • past tense and past participle of seek


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