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seek
American English: /sik/
British English: /siːk/

Translation of seek in Spanish:

transitive verb past tense & past participle sought

  • 1.1 (search for) [formal]
    (person/object)
    buscar
    they set sail to seek a new route to the Indies
    zarparon en busca de una nueva ruta a las Indias
    the reason is not far to seek [literary]
    el motivo es obvio
    Example sentences
    • 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    • Many cards were outdated as people moved to new jobs, forcing him to seek them out before starting all over again.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.
    1.2 (try to obtain)
    (work/shelter/companionship)
    buscar
    (solution/explanation)
    tratar de encontrar
    buscar
    she was seeking revenge
    quería vengarse
    he went to London to seek his fortune
    se fue a Londres a probar fortuna
    she's always seeking attention
    siempre está tratando de llamar la atención
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    1.3 (request)
    (approval/help)
    pedir
    we had to seek the advice of a specialist
    tuvimos que asesorarnos con un especialista
    tuvimos que consultar a un especialista
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    1.4 (try to bring about) [formal]
    (reconciliation)
    buscar
    tratar de lograr
    to seek to + infinitive
    tratar de + infinitive
    intentar + infinitive
    they sought to overthrow the government
    trataron de or intentaron derrocar al gobierno
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    1.5 (move towards) plants seek the light
    las plantas buscan la luz

intransitive verb

  • [formal] to seek for/after something
    ir en pos de algo [literary]
    ir en busca de algo

Phrasal verbs

seek out

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object
(person)
buscar
(opinion)
pedir

Definition of seek in:

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