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English definition of “seek”

seek

verb uk   /siːk/ (sought, sought) formal us  

seek verb (SEARCH)

B2 [T] to try to find or get something, especially something that is not a physical object: "Are you actively seeking jobs?" she asked. Hundreds of dissidents are seeking refuge/asylum in the US embassy.Searching B2 [T] to ask for advice, help, approval, permission, etc.: Legal advice should be sought before you take any further action.Making appeals and requests

seek verb (TRY)

C2 [I + to infinitive] to try or attempt: They sought to reassure the public.Trying and making an effortEffort and expending energy
-seeking
suffix uk   /-ɪŋ/ us  
A lot of bad behaviour is attention-seeking on the part of mixed-up kids.Searching
Phrasal verbs
(Definition of seek from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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