Translation of seek in Spanish:
transitive verb past tense & past participle sought
- 1.1 (search for) [formal](person/object)they set sail to seek a new route to the Indies
buscarzarparon en busca de una nueva ruta a las Indiasthe reason is not far to seek [literary]el motivo es obvioExample sentences
Example sentences1.2 (try to obtain)
- 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.
- 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- Many cards were outdated as people moved to new jobs, forcing him to seek them out before starting all over again.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.
buscar(solution/explanation)she was seeking revenge
tratar de encontrar
buscarquería vengarsehe went to London to seek his fortunese fue a Londres a probar fortunashe's always seeking attentionsiempre está tratando de llamar la atenciónExample sentences1.3 (request)
(approval/help)we had to seek the advice of a specialist
- 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.
pedirtuvimos que asesorarnos con un especialista
tuvimos que consultar a un especialistaExample sentences1.4 (try to bring about) [formal]
(reconciliation)to seek to +
- 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.
tratar de lograr
infinitivetratarthey sought to overthrow the government de+ infinitive
infinitivetrataron de or intentaron derrocar al gobierno1.5 (move towards) plants seek the lightlas plantas buscan la luz
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