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English noun: quest

1. quest (cognition) a search for an alternative that meets cognitive criteria

SamplesThe pursuit of love.
Life is more than the pursuance of fame.
A quest for wealth.

Synonymspursuance, pursuit

Broader (hypernym)search

Narrower (hyponym)wild-goose chase

2. quest (act) the act of searching for something

SamplesA quest for diamonds.


Broader (hypernym)hunt, hunting, search

English verb: quest

1. quest (possession) make a search (for)

SamplesThings that die with their eyes open and questing.
The animal came questing through the forest.

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)seek

2. quest (motion) search the trail of (game)

SamplesThe dog went off and quested.

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)chase, chase after, dog, give chase, go after, tag, tail, track, trail

3. quest (communication) bark with prolonged noises, of dogs


Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)bark

4. quest (communication) seek alms, as for religious purposes

Pattern of useSomebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)beg, solicit, tap

5. quest (communication) express the need or desire for; ask for

SamplesShe requested an extra bed in her room.
She called for room service.

Synonymsbespeak, call for, request

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)communicate, pass, pass along, pass on, put across

Narrower (hyponym)appeal, apply, arrogate, ask, ask in, ask out, ask over, ask round, beg, beg, beg off, book, call, call for, challenge, claim, claim, demand, demand, desire, encore, excuse, hold, invite, invite, invite, invite out, invoke, lay claim, order, petition, reserve, reserve, solicit, supplicate, take out, tap

Verb groupcall for, invite

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