What does sought mean?

Definitions for sought
sɔtsought

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sought(adj)

    that is looked for

    "the long sought relatives"

  2. sought, sought-after(a)(adj)

    being searched for

    "the most sought-after item was the silver candelabrum"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sought

    of Seek

  2. Sought

    imp. & p. p. of Seek

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Sought

    sawt, pa.t. and pa.p. of seek.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'sought' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1901

Anagrams for sought »

  1. toughs

  2. oughts

How to pronounce sought?

  1. Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Indian

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sought in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sought in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of sought in a Sentence

  1. China Merchants Bank:

    CMB's Shanghai branch repeatedly urged repayment without success and so sought to use legal means.

  2. Lysle Brinker:

    They’re much more strapped for cash, and they’re accelerating the sale of assets that will get pretty decent prices, a lot of the asset sales that the big guys have been selling are downstream and midstream, because those have been sought-after by private equity and others because there’s more steady cash flow.

  3. Irene Chavez:

    Any exposure, if it occurred, would have been completely innocent, and quite accidental, as the individual had no COVID symptoms and only sought to lift the spirits of those around them during what is a very stressful time.

  4. David Malpass:

    In lending, China often fails to adhere to international standards in areas such as anti-corruption, export credits, and finding coordinated and sustainable solutions to payment difficulties, such as those sought in the Paris Club.

  5. Mark Warner:

    It's important for us at least, and I think for all of us here to remember to not lose sight about what this investigation is about: an outside, foreign adversary effectively sought to hijack our most critical democratic process, the election of a president, we're here to assure you and more importantly, the American people who are watching and listening, that we will get to the bottom of this.

Images & Illustrations of sought

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    a feeling of strong eagerness (usually in favor of a person or cause)
    • A. snap
    • B. elan
    • C. reciprocal
    • D. ditch

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