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seek

verb  /sik/ ( past tense and past participle sought  /sɔt/) us  

seek verb (SEARCH)

[T] to search for something or try to find or obtain something: She is actively seeking work. The government is seeking ways to reduce the cost of health care. [T] If you seek advice/approval/help/permission, you ask for it: They suggested she seek advice from the legal department.

seek verb (TRY)

[+ to infinitive] to try or attempt: They sought to reassure people that their homes would be safe from the flood.
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