Definition for seek

verb as in try, attempt

Strongest matches

offer, pursue, undertake

Strong matches

aim, assay, endeavor, essay, strive, struggle

Weak matches

aspire to, have a go at

verb as in ask, inquire

Strongest matches

request, solicit

Strong matches

beg, entreat, invite, petition, query

Weak match

find out

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Example Sentences

The latter is well below the $1 trillion Democratic leaders are seeking for state and local governments.

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Feynman and others sought whole new perspectives — perhaps even one that would return particles to center stage — but came back with a hack instead.

Shoppers tend to seek out brands they’re already familiar with when it’s time to buy, so reaching them early in the shopping season is key.

The second is that corporations should seek to make profit by benefiting others.

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The initiative also sought voter approval to have the city borrow money.

But on Thursday Boxer triggered a Golden State political earthquake, announcing that she would not seek a fifth term in 2016.

Parents who want to transfer custody of a child to someone other than a relative must seek permission from a judge.

As more come online, they will actively seek better selling prices elsewhere and also source their goods internationally.

We ought to seek Chinese cooperation in a response to this North Korean act of aggression.

It would seek to cut off the main Allied lines of supply and communication.

Hence arise factions, dissensions, and loss to their religious interests and work; and these intruders seek to rule the others.

How much of the imagination, how much of the intellect, evaporates and is lost while we seek to embody it in words!

I prayed for her before the temple, and unto the very end I will seek after her, and she flourished as a grape soon ripe.

Learn to do well: seek judgment, relieve the oppressed, judge for the fatherless, defend the widow.

Uriah said it would dishonour him to seek ease and pleasure at home while other soldiers were enduring hardship at the front.


On this page you'll find 148 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to seek, such as: explore, follow, investigate, pursue, chase, and comb.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.