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Main Entry: seek
Pronunciation: primarystresssemacronk
Function: verb
Inflected Form(s): sought /primarystresssodott/; seekˇing
1 : to go to <seek the shade on a sunny day>
2 a : to go in search of : look for <seek out the guilty person> b : to try to discover <seek the truth>
3 : to ask for : REQUEST <seeks advice>
4 : to try to acquire or gain : aim at <seeking public office>
5 : to make an attempt : TRY <seek to find a way> <sought to improve my work>
- seekˇer noun
synonyms SEEK, SEARCH, HUNT mean to look for something. SEEK may imply looking for either material or mental things <seeking new friends> <seeks the truth>. SEARCH suggests looking for something in a careful, thorough way <we searched all over the house for the letter>. HUNT suggests a long pursuit, as if one were going after game <I hunted all day for the right gift>.

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