sought

verb

past tense and past participle of

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to resort to :  go to

  3. 2a :  to go in search of :  look forb :  to try to discover

  4. 3 :  to ask for :  request seeks advice

  5. 4 :  to try to acquire or gain :  aim at seek fame

  6. 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

  7. intransitive verb
  8. 1 :  to make a search or inquiry

  9. 2a :  to be soughtb :  to be lacking in critical judgment … they were sadly to seekThe Times Literary Supplement (London)



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sought

Definition of sought for Students

  1. past and past participle of seek



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