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

Translation of seek in Spanish:

transitive verb past tense & past participle sought

  • 1 (search for) [formal]
    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
    • 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.
    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    • Many cards were outdated as people moved to new jobs, forcing him to seek them out before starting all over again.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.
  • 2 (try to obtain)
    tratar de encontrar
    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
    • 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.
  • 3 (request)
    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.
  • 4 (try to bring about) [formal]
    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
  • 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
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