Translation of "seek" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary


verb [ T ] (SEARCH) 搜寻 uk us /siːk/ (sought) formal

to try to find or get something, especially something which is not a physical object

"Are you actively seeking jobs?" she asked. “你在积极地找工作吗?”她问。
Hundreds of dissidents are seeking refuge/asylum in the US embassy. 数百名持不同政见者到美国大使馆寻求庇护。

to ask for advice, help, approval, permission, etc.

Legal advice should be sought before you take any further action. 你在采取下一步行动之前,应该咨询一下律师。
-seeking uk us /-siː.kɪŋ/ suffix

A lot of bad behaviour is attention-seeking on the part of mixed-up kids. 迷茫的孩子的很多不良行为都是为了寻求关注。

(Translation of “seek verb (SEARCH)” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)