Definitions for seeksik

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

seeksik(v.)sought, seek•ing.

  1. (v.t.)to go in search or quest of.

  2. to try to discover, as by studying.

  3. to try to obtain:

    to seek fame.

  4. to try or attempt (usu. fol. by an infinitive):

    to seek to convince a person.

  5. to ask for; request:

    to seek advice.

  6. Archaic. to search or explore.

  7. (v.i.)to make inquiry.

Origin of seek:

bef. 900; ME seken, OE sēcan, c. OFris sēka, OS sōkian, OHG suohhen (G suchen), ON sŒkja, Go sōkjan

seek′er(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. seek(verb)

    the movement of a read/write head to a specific data track on a disk

  2. seek(verb)

    try to get or reach

    "seek a position"; "seek an education"; "seek happiness"

  3. search, seek, look for(verb)

    try to locate or discover, or try to establish the existence of

    "The police are searching for clues"; "They are searching for the missing man in the entire county"

  4. try, seek, attempt, essay, assay(verb)

    make an effort or attempt

    "He tried to shake off his fears"; "The infant had essayed a few wobbly steps"; "The police attempted to stop the thief"; "He sought to improve himself"; "She always seeks to do good in the world"

  5. seek(verb)

    go to or towards

    "a liquid seeks its own level"

  6. seek(verb)

    inquire for

    "seek directions from a local"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. seek(verb)sik

    to look for

    doctors seeking a cure for obesity; Police are seeking witnesses to the murder.

  2. seeksik

    to try to

    a program that seeks to improve math test scores; leaders seeking to resolve a trade dispute

Wiktionary

  1. seek(Verb)

    To try to find, to look for, to search.

    I seek wisdom.

  2. seek(Verb)

    To inquire for; to ask for; to solicit; to beseech.

  3. seek(Verb)

    To try to acquire or gain; to strive after; to aim at.

  4. seek(Verb)

    To go, move, travel (in a given direction).

  5. Origin: From seken (also sechen), from secan, with influence from sœkja, whence the hard /k/ sound (compare beseech); both from sōkijanan.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Seek(adj)

    sick

  2. Seek(verb)

    to go in search of; to look for; to search for; to try to find

  3. Seek(verb)

    to inquire for; to ask for; to solicit; to bessech

  4. Seek(verb)

    to try to acquire or gain; to strive after; to aim at; as, to seek wealth or fame; to seek one's life

  5. Seek(verb)

    to try to reach or come to; to go to; to resort to

  6. Seek(verb)

    to make search or inquiry: to endeavor to make discovery

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'seek' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1910

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'seek' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2564

  3. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'seek' in Verbs Frequency: #134


Translations for seek

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

seek(verb)

(sometimes with for ) to try to find, get or achieve

He is seeking (for) an answer; You should seek your lawyer's advice; She's seeking fame in the world of television.

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