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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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