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English noun: seek

1. seek (event) the movement of a read/write head to a specific data track on a disk


Broader (hypernym)motion, movement


Domain categorycomputer science, computing


English verb: seek

1. seek (possession) try to get or reach


SamplesSeek a position.
Seek an education.
Seek happiness.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)desire, want


Narrower (hyponym)bid, quest

2. seek (contact) try to locate or discover, or try to establish the existence of


SamplesThe police are searching for clues.
They are searching for the missing man in the entire county.


ExamplesThe banks seek the check, Sam cannot seek Sue , They seek the water


Synonymslook for, search


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


Narrower (hyponym)angle, browse, browse, divine, drag, dredge, feel, finger, fish, fumble, gather, go after, grope, grub, hunt, leave no stone unturned, pursue, quest after, quest for, scour, seek out, shop, surf, want

3. seek (social) make an effort or attempt


SamplesHe tried to shake off his fears.
The infant had essayed a few wobbly steps.
The police attempted to stop the thief.
He sought to improve himself.
She always seeks to do good in the world.


ExamplesThey seek to move


Synonymsassay, attempt, essay, try


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s to INFINITIVE


Broader (hypernym)act, move


Narrower (hyponym)adventure, chance, endeavor, endeavour, fight, gamble, give it a try, give it a try, give it a whirl, grope, have a go, hazard, lay on the line, pick up the gauntlet, put on the line, risk, risk, run a risk, strive, struggle, take a chance, take a dare, take chances

4. seek (motion) go to or towards


SamplesA liquid seeks its own level.


Pattern of useSomething is ----ing PP


Broader (hypernym)go, locomote, move, travel

5. seek (communication) inquire for


SamplesSeek directions from a local.


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


Broader (hypernym)request









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