Definition of “sought” - English Dictionary

“sought” in English

See all translations

soughtverb

uk /sɔːt/ us /sɑːt/

past simple and past participle of seek

(Definition of “sought” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“sought” in American English

See all translations

sought

us /sɔt/

past simple and past participle of seek

(Definition of “sought” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

Help us add to the Cambridge Dictionary!

These examples are from external sources. Click on the icon to tell us if any are not OK.

sought

To sum up, then: simplification, legal certainty, road safety and the suppression of fraud are the main elements we sought to emphasise in our proposal.
However, the aim of an approach which really sought to reduce discrimination effectively and in the long term would have to be people' s self-determination.
The initial decision to apply the precautionary principle depends largely on the level of protection sought and the level of risk that decision-makers are prepared to accept for society.
The time for talk is over, we are told by our citizens and the migrants who sought freedom and found themselves locked in closed camps.
On the contrary: we need to continue to work towards ensuring that the spirit of protecting public health that we have sought and achieved is maintained when it is transposed.
I should emphasis that we have sought to ensure coherence and consistency in this report and this regulation with the other parts of the package.
We have, therefore, sought to design instruments to rescue and restructure fishing enterprises in difficulty, to help them adapt and become profitable within the context of high oil prices.
A number of colleagues have sought to reintroduce a very restrictive deadline on the use of supernumerary embryos, which is a very serious problem.
Peaceful solutions must be sought, and they must be based upon respect for self-determination on the part of the people concerned.
Secondly, when recruiting specialised staff, who can only be allocated to higher grades, approval must be sought from the budgetary authority in each individual case.

Blogs about "sought"