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This point seems counter-intuitive, given the amount of conspicuous vulgarity, vice, and immorality in America. Indeed some Islamic fundamentalists argue that their regimes are morally superior to the United States because they seek to foster virtue among the citizens.
Dinesh D'Souza

Meaning of "seek" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD SEEK

Old English sēcan; related to Old Norse sōkja, Gothic sōkjan, Old High German suohhen, Latin sāgīre to perceive by scent.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF SEEK

seek  [siːk] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SEEK

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Seek is a verb.
The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb seek in English.

WHAT DOES SEEK MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Seek

Seek may refer to: ▪ Disk seek, in which the read head of a magnetic disk repositions itself ▪ Zero seek ▪ Rent seeking ▪ Job seeking ▪ Goal seeking...

Definition of seek in the English dictionary

The first definition of seek in the dictionary is when intr, often foll by for or after to try to find by searching; look for. Other definition of seek is to try to obtain or acquire. Seek is also to attempt ; try.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO SEEK

PRESENT

Present
I seek
you seek
he/she/it seeks
we seek
you seek
they seek
Present continuous
I am seeking
you are seeking
he/she/it is seeking
we are seeking
you are seeking
they are seeking
Present perfect
I have sought
you have sought
he/she/it has sought
we have sought
you have sought
they have sought
Present perfect continuous
I have been seeking
you have been seeking
he/she/it has been seeking
we have been seeking
you have been seeking
they have been seeking
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I sought
you sought
he/she/it sought
we sought
you sought
they sought
Past continuous
I was seeking
you were seeking
he/she/it was seeking
we were seeking
you were seeking
they were seeking
Past perfect
I had sought
you had sought
he/she/it had sought
we had sought
you had sought
they had sought
Past perfect continuous
I had been seeking
you had been seeking
he/she/it had been seeking
we had been seeking
you had been seeking
they had been seeking
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will seek
you will seek
he/she/it will seek
we will seek
you will seek
they will seek
Future continuous
I will be seeking
you will be seeking
he/she/it will be seeking
we will be seeking
you will be seeking
they will be seeking
Future perfect
I will have sought
you will have sought
he/she/it will have sought
we will have sought
you will have sought
they will have sought
Future perfect continuous
I will have been seeking
you will have been seeking
he/she/it will have been seeking
we will have been seeking
you will have been seeking
they will have been seeking
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would seek
you would seek
he/she/it would seek
we would seek
you would seek
they would seek
Conditional continuous
I would be seeking
you would be seeking
he/she/it would be seeking
we would be seeking
you would be seeking
they would be seeking
Conditional perfect
I would have seek
you would have seek
he/she/it would have seek
we would have seek
you would have seek
they would have seek
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been seeking
you would have been seeking
he/she/it would have been seeking
we would have been seeking
you would have been seeking
they would have been seeking
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you seek
we let´s seek
you seek
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to seek
Past participle
sought
Present Participle
seeking
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH SEEK


antique
ænˈtiːk
boutique
buːˈtiːk
chic
ʃiːk
clique
kliːk
creek
kriːk
geek
ɡiːk
Greek
ɡriːk
Martinique
ˌmɑːtɪˈniːk
Mozambique
ˌməʊzəmˈbiːk
peak
piːk
politique
ˌpɒlɪˈtiːk
pratique
ˈprætiːk
Reg.
riːk
Sikh
siːk
speak
spiːk
spec.
spiːk
technique
tɛkˈniːk
unique
juːˈniːk
weak
wiːk
week
wiːk

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SEEK

seedman
seedness
seedsman
seedsmen
seedstock
seedtime
seedy
Seeger
seeing
seeing-eye dog
seek out
seeker
seel
Seeland
seeld
seelie
seely
seem
seemelesse
seemer

WORDS THAT END LIKE SEEK

Ancient Greek
cheek
cleek
Cooper Creek
Dawson Creek
fenugreek
Great Week
hide-and-seek
Holy Week
keek
leek
meek
midweek
peek
reek
Schaerbeek
sleek
steek
turn the other cheek
workweek

Synonyms and antonyms of seek in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «SEEK»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «seek» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of seek

Translation of «seek» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SEEK

Find out the translation of seek to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of seek from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «seek» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

寻求
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

buscar
570 millions of speakers

English

seek
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

तलाश
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

يَبْحَثُ عَنْ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

искать
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

procurar
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

চাইতে
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

chercher
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Cari
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

suchen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

捜す
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

찾다
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Nggoleki
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

tìm kiếm
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

தேடுங்கள்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

शोधा
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

aramak
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

cercare
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

poszukać
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

шукати
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

a căuta
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

γυρεύω
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

soek
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

sträva efter
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

lete
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of seek

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SEEK»

The term «seek» is very widely used and occupies the 4.761 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SEEK» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «seek» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «seek» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about seek

EXAMPLES

10 QUOTES WITH «SEEK»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word seek.
1
Dean Acheson
I will undoubtedly have to seek what is happily known as gainful employment, which I am glad to say does not describe holding public office.
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John R. Allen
Al Qaeda has significance beyond its numbers, frankly. And so for us, our 24-hour-a-day objective is to seek out those al Qaeda cells. And, as we seek them out, to target them and eliminate them. And we're doing that 24 hours a day.
3
Jennifer Armintrout
If we truly seek diversity in fiction, we have to let the needs of others come before our need to define ourselves as social justice allies.
4
Anita Baker
You leave home to seek your fortune and, when you get it, you go home and share it with your family.
5
Brian Behlendorf
Engineers in the developed world should be arguing not for protectionism but for trade agreements that seek to establish rules that result in a real rise in living standards. This will ensure that outsourcing is a positive force in the developing nation's economy and not an exploitative one.
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Ezra Taft Benson
False thinking and false ideologies, dressed in the most pleasing forms, quietly - almost without our knowing it - seek to reduce our moral defenses and to captivate our minds. They entice with bright promises of security, cradle-to-grave guarantees of many kinds.
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Benazir Bhutto
I seek to lead a democratic Pakistan which is free from the yoke of military dictatorship and that will cease to be a haven, the very petri dish of international terrorism.
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Anna C. Brackett
Do not seek for information of which you cannot make use.
9
Karel Capek
Socialism is good when it comes to wages, but it tells me nothing when it comes to other questions in life that are more private and painful, for which I must seek answers elsewhere.
10
Dinesh D'Souza
This point seems counter-intuitive, given the amount of conspicuous vulgarity, vice, and immorality in America. Indeed some Islamic fundamentalists argue that their regimes are morally superior to the United States because they seek to foster virtue among the citizens.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SEEK»

Discover the use of seek in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to seek and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Seek
Rob becomes obsessed with searching the airwaves for his long-gone father, a radio announcer.
‎2006
2
Hide and Seek
In the remote mountains of Arizona where he lives with his mother, stepfather, and two sisters, fourteen-year-old Chase discovers two kidnapped boys and gets caught up in a dangerous adventure when he comes up with a plan to get them to ...
Katy Grant, 2012
3
Seek!: Selected Nonfiction
The essays and memoirs collected in Seek! trace Rudy Rucker's trajectory through the final decade of the second millennium.
Rudy Rucker, 1999
4
Seek: A Woman's Guide to Meeting God
Seek is a refreshingly real look at the fundamentals of the Christian faith, written for the woman who doesn’t know Jacob from Job. Readers will discover answers to essential questions like Who is God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit?
Donna Jones, 2012
5
Seek
Part political disquisition, part travel journal, part self-exploration, Seek is a collection of essays and articles in which Denis Johnson essentially takes on the world.And not an obliging, easygoing world either; but rather one in which ...
Denis Johnson, 2009
6
Seek the Welfare of the City: Christians as Benefactors and ...
In this book, Bruce W. Winter maps out the role and obligations of Christians as benefactors and citizens in their society.
Bruce W. Winter, 1994
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Hide and Seek
J.J. Bartley, a special operations team leader, is tasked with rescuing Amelia Lennon, a foreign affairs officer who is on the run after witnessing the foiled kidnapping of her government contact in Kyrgyzstan.
Jeff Struecker, Alton Gansky, 2012
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Hide and Seek: The Psychology of Self-Deception
And what, if anything, can we do about it? This book is a stand-alone sequel and companion piece to 'The Art of Failure', which explores what it means to be successful, and how, if at all, true success can be achieved.
Neel Burton, 2012
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Hide and Seek: Camouflage, Photography, and the Media of ...
Beginning with natural history and figurative art in the latenineteenth-century, continuing through the rise of aerial warfare in World War I, and onto thecinematic techniques designed to train snipers and civilians during World War II, ...
Hanna Rose Shell, 2012
10
ABC Seek and Spell
Includes a picture for each letter of the alphabet in which children can find hidden objects beginning with the letter and a page to spell out the names.
Janet Armbrust, 2009

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SEEK»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term seek is used in the context of the following news items.
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Autonomous trucks: Daimler seeks licence for road tests
Daimler is currently seeking certification for a self-driving truck so it can be tested ... A spokesman confirmed the firm is seeking approval to operate the vehicles ... «BBC News, Jul 15»
2
Chinese fund houses seek to reassure London investors
China's largest fund companies have attempted to convince UK investors that now is a “golden period” to invest in the world's second-largest economy, despite ... «Financial Times, Jul 15»
3
'God and Jetfire,' by Amy Seek
Amy Seek placed her infant with a family when she was 23, and in “God and Jetfire” she chronicles her experience as a birth mother from pregnancy until the ... «New York Times, Jul 15»
4
Health Insurance Companies Seek Big Rate Increases for 2016
WASHINGTON — Health insurance companies around the country are seeking rate increases of 20 percent to 40 percent or more, saying their new customers ... «New York Times, Jul 15»
5
Opinionator | The Importance of Hide-and-Seek
I've found myself wondering lately which of my patients were lucky enough as children to play hide-and-seek with their parents. When it's played as it's meant to ... «New York Times, Jun 15»
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Investors seek safety by selling stocks and euro
Eurozone equities and peripheral bonds remained under pressure after pronounced opening declines on Monday against the backdrop of Greece imposing ... «Financial Times, Jun 15»
7
Conservative Lawmakers and Faith Groups Seek Exemptions After …
Within hours of the Supreme Court decision legalizing same-sex marriage, an array of conservatives including the governors of Texas and Louisiana and ... «New York Times, Jun 15»
8
Charleston Residents Seek Lasting Change From Moment of Unity
CHARLESTON, S.C. — From a wicker chair on the porch of her daisy yellow bungalow, Cheryl Lee panned from right to left, pointing to the houses on the block ... «New York Times, Jun 15»
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Wait Lists Grow as Many More Veterans Seek Care and Funding …
One year after outrage about long waiting lists for health care shook the Department of Veterans Affairs, the agency is facing a new crisis: The number of ... «New York Times, Jun 15»
10
Facing Consumer Pressure, Companies Start to Seek Safe …
For consumers, figuring out which canned foods and plastics contain the controversial chemical known as BPA can be nearly impossible. But determining ... «New York Times, Jun 15»

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