Definición de seek en inglés:

seek

Silabificación: seek

verbo (past and past participle sought /sôt/)

[with object]
1Attempt to find (something): they came here to seek shelter from biting winter winds
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • The situation facing some women upon their release, however, is so desolate that they have returned to the prison seeking food and shelter.
  • Widespread logging destroyed winter shelter, while lumber-jacks sought the lean meat.
  • Dom raced back to Don and explained that there was a boy who sought food and shelter.
Sinónimos
search for, try to find, look for, be on the lookout for, be after, hunt for, be in quest of
1.1Attempt or desire to obtain or achieve (something): the new regime sought his extradition [no object, with infinitive]: her parents had never sought to interfere with her freedom
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  • They are an incredibly valuable resource to a transforming Army that has desired and sought adaptive capacity in its leaders.
  • As such, only verbal consent was sought and obtained.
  • In none of the transfer cases which have been cited to us had the consent of the man been sought or obtained.
Sinónimos
try to obtain, work toward, be intent on, aim at/for
formal essay
1.2Ask for (something) from someone: he sought help from the police
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  • I've tried to get him to accept my advice that he should seek medical help, but he persists.
  • Following advice from a teacher, Smriti sought medical help but the doctor did not tell her that her son was suffering from schizophrenia.
  • People concerned should seek medical attention when early symptoms set in.
Sinónimos
ask for, request, solicit, call for, entreat, beg for, petition for, appeal for, apply for, put in for
1.3 (seek someone/something out) Search for and find someone or something: it’s his job to seek out new customers
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  • Clubs and societies all over the country are organising fundraisers and shops and pubs have buckets organised that they don't need to shake or rattle - customers seek them out to make their donation.
  • Many cards were outdated as people moved to new jobs, forcing him to seek them out before starting all over again.
  • Rather, such evidence is not unearthed because of the lack of the will to seek it out.
1.4 archaic Go to (a place): I sought my bedroom each night to brood over it

Origen

Old English sēcan, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch zieken and German suchen, from an Indo-European root shared by Latin sagire 'perceive by scent'.

Frases

seek one's fortune

Travel somewhere in the hope of achieving wealth and success.
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • John continued his naval career until 1881 when he decided to seek his fortune in America without success.
  • His paternal grandfather sought his fortune as a fur trapper in Canada, joined the Mounties, then emigrated to South Africa.
  • Established as a pearling port in the 1880s, it has long attracted people from around the world seeking their fortune, giving the modern town a truly multicultural atmosphere.

to seek

archaic Lacking; not yet found: the end she knew, the means were to seek
(far to seek) Out of reach; a long way off.
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  • Optimism is not much in evidence among commentators on Middle Eastern politics and the reasons are not far to seek.
  • The reasons behind sparse usage, however, are not far to seek.
  • One of the principle reasons for this resistance and controversy is not far to seek: design-theoretic research has been hijacked as part of a larger cultural and political movement.

Derivativos

seeker

sustantivo
[often in combination]: an attention-seeker a job-seeker
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • The fourth area of concern was the legal status of asylum seekers held in state prisons.
  • Asylum seekers are seen as lawless, defying boundaries and breeding instability.
  • Things won't be much better for asylum seekers who are lucky enough not to have been imprisoned.

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