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seek

[ seek ]SEE DEFINITION OF seek
  • verblook for
  • verbtry, attempt
  • verbask, inquire

Synonyms for seek

  • explore
  • follow
  • investigate
  • pursue
  • chase
  • comb
  • delve
  • dragnet
  • fan
  • fish
  • hunt
  • inquire
  • mouse
  • nose
  • prowl
  • quest
  • ransack
  • root
  • scout
  • scratch
  • be after
  • beat the bushes
  • bird-dog
  • bob for
  • cast about
  • delve for
  • dig for
  • ferret out
  • fish for
  • go after
  • gun for
  • leave no stone unturned
  • look about
  • look around
  • look high and low
  • run after
  • search for
  • search out
  • sniff out
  • track down
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Antonyms for seek

  • ignore
  • shun
  • answer
  • find
  • neglect
  • reply
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SEEK

I fly to seek a kindlier sphere, Since thou hast ceased to love me here.

Pericles went to seek his son, and found him reclining on the couch where he had left him.

He resolved at once to seek her and give his love freedom to tell itself.

We seek peace, knowing that peace is the climate of freedom.

There is world enough for all to seek their happiness in their own way.

"It may be better not to seek the interpretation," persists Eve.

And did she seek refuge with him the moment he made his appearance?

No, father; you would be the first to seek and comfort me, and the first to cry 'Shame!'

Most people, I fear, wait till they are inclined to seek him.

"You seek to force a quarrel, sir," said the young man, white with anger.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English secan "inquire, search for; pursue; long for, wish for, desire; look for, expect from," influenced by Old Norse soekja, both from Proto-Germanic *sokjan (cf. Old Saxon sokian, Old Frisian seka, Middle Dutch soekan, Old High German suohhan, German suchen, Gothic sokjan), from PIE *sag-yo-, from root *sag- "to track down, seek out" (cf. Latin sagire "to perceive quickly or keenly," sagus "presaging, predicting," Old Irish saigim "seek"). The natural modern form of the Anglo-Saxon word as uninfluenced by Norse is in beseech. Related: Sought; seeking.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR SEEK

angle (for)

verbattempt
  • aim for
  • be after
  • connive
  • conspire
  • contrive
  • fish for
  • hint
  • hunt
  • invite
  • look for
  • maneuver
  • plan
  • plot
  • scheme
  • seek
  • solicit
  • strive
  • try for
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