Translation of seek in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /siːk/

transitive verb/verbo transitivo (past tense & past participle/pasado y participio pasado 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/literario] el motivo es obvio
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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    • Many cards were outdated as people moved to new jobs, forcing him to seek them out before starting all over again.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.
    1.2 (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
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    • 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
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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.
    1.4 (try to bring about) [formal] [reconciliation] buscar*, tratar de lograr to seek to + infinitive/infinitivo tratar de + infinitive/infinitivo, intentar + infinitive/infinitivo they sought to overthrow the government trataron de or intentaron derrocar al gobierno
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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.
    1.5 (move towards) buscar* plants seek the light las plantas buscan la luz

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

  • [formal] buscar* to seek for/after sth ir* en pos de algo [literary/literario], ir* en busca de algo

Phrasal verbs

seek out

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento
[person] buscar*; [opinion] pedir*

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