Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun seek

1 sense of seek

Sense 1
seek -- (the movement of a read/write head to a specific data track on a disk)
       => movement, motion -- (a natural event that involves a change in the position or location of something)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb seek

5 senses of seek

Sense 1
seek -- (try to get or reach; "seek a position"; "seek an education"; "seek happiness")
       => desire, want -- (feel or have a desire for; want strongly; "I want to go home now"; "I want my own room")

Sense 2
search, seek, look for -- (try to locate or discover, or try to establish the existence of; "The police are searching for clues"; "They are searching for the missing man in the entire county")

Sense 3
try, seek, attempt, essay, assay -- (make an effort or attempt; "He 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")
       => act, move -- (perform an action, or work out or perform (an action); "think before you act"; "We must move quickly"; "The governor should act on the new energy bill"; "The nanny acted quickly by grabbing the toddler and covering him with a wet towel")

Sense 4
seek -- (go to or towards; "a liquid seeks its own level")
       => travel, go, move, locomote -- (change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically; "How fast does your new car go?"; "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus"; "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect"; "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell"; "news travelled fast")

Sense 5
seek -- (inquire for; "seek directions from a local")
       => request -- (inquire for (information); "I requested information from the secretary")

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