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Definition of "seek" []

  • To try to locate or discover; search for. (verb-transitive)
  • To endeavor to obtain or reach: seek a college education. (verb-transitive)
  • To go to or toward: Water seeks its own level. (verb-transitive)
  • To inquire for; request: seek directions from a police officer. (verb-transitive)
  • To try; endeavor: seek to do good. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "seek" in a sentence
  • "JEANNE MESERVE, CNN HOMELAND SECURITY CORRESPONDENT (voice over): In the remote Ramara Township, 90 miles north of Toronto, Mike Cote says he came across a group of men in what he called seek camouflage."
  • "Although that might seem reasonable on its face, in practice what they really always seek is to prevent any mention of homosexuality at all unless it is described as evil, a ‘deathstyle’ or all the supposed bad things that gays are all about."
  • "And if what they seek is for America to recognize their lifestyles as moral, should that not be something decided by ballot initiative and the will of the people, rather than a few judges legislating from the bench?"