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Synonyms for seek

look for

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request

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Synonyms for seek

to try to find something

to strive toward a goal

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to endeavor to obtain (something) by expressing one's needs or desires

to make an attempt to do or make

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I seek a passage in this ship to Tarshish; how soon sail ye, sir?
In this distress, the King's son-in-law resolved to seek help once more from the Eastern magician, to whom he at once travelled through the air like a bird by the help of the ring.
Two kings' sons once upon a time went into the world to seek their fortunes; but they soon fell into a wasteful foolish way of living, so that they could not return home again.
Let all the party seek their rest, then, while I hold the guard.
I shall seek this man, as I have sought truth in books: as I have sought gold in alchemy.
For a maid abides in this wood, maybe it is she whom you seek.
And, in fine, I could not have restrained my desires, nor remained satisfied had I not followed a path in which I thought myself certain of attaining all the knowledge to the acquisition of which I was competent, as well as the largest amount of what is truly good which I could ever hope to secure Inasmuch as we neither seek nor shun any object except in so far as our understanding represents it as good or bad, all that is necessary to right action is right judgment, and to the best action the most correct judgment, that is, to the acquisition of all the virtues with all else that is truly valuable and within our reach; and the assurance of such an acquisition cannot fail to render us contented.
If your opponent is of choleric temper, seek to irritate him.
Heed," said the mother rose, "daughter mine, Why shouldst thou seek for beauty not thine?
You may seek it with thimbles--and seek it with care; You may hunt it with forks and hope; You may threaten its life with a railway-share; You may charm it with smiles and soap--' "
or how deem thee wise, Who wouldst not leave him in his wandering To seek for treasure in the jewelled skies Albeit he soared with an undaunted wing?
We seek pitifully to convey to others the treasures of our heart, but they have not the power to accept them, and so we go lonely, side by side but not together, unable to know our fellows and unknown by them.
You are seeking for truth in order to follow its laws in your life, therefore you seek wisdom and virtue.
Though a patriot, I am poor; if my own country will not patronise me, I must seek a market elsewhere.
I say that if you want really to know what justice is, you should not only ask but answer, and you should not seek honour to yourself from the refutation of an opponent, but have your own answer; for there is many a one who can ask and cannot answer.