To seek after
Seek Seek, v. i. To make search or inquiry; to endeavor to make discovery. [1913 Webster]

Seek ye out of the book of the Lord, and read. --Isa. xxxiv. 16. [1913 Webster]

{To seek}, needing to seek or search; hence, unprepared. ``Unpracticed, unprepared, and still to seek.'' --Milton. [Obs.]

{To seek after}, to make pursuit of; to attempt to find or take.

{To seek for}, to endeavor to find.

{To seek to}, to apply to; to resort to; to court. [Obs.] ``All the earth sought to Solomon, to hear his wisdom.'' --1 Kings x. 24.

{To seek upon}, to make strict inquiry after; to follow up; to persecute. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

To seek Upon a man and do his soul unrest. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]


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  • To look after — Look Look (l[oo^]k), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Looked}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Looking}.] [OE. loken, AS. l[=o]cian; akin to G. lugen, OHG. luog[=e]n.] 1. To direct the eyes for the purpose of seeing something; to direct the eyes toward an object; to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • To seek — Seek Seek, v. i. To make search or inquiry; to endeavor to make discovery. [1913 Webster] Seek ye out of the book of the Lord, and read. Isa. xxxiv. 16. [1913 Webster] {To seek}, needing to seek or search; hence, unprepared. Unpracticed,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To seek for — Seek Seek, v. i. To make search or inquiry; to endeavor to make discovery. [1913 Webster] Seek ye out of the book of the Lord, and read. Isa. xxxiv. 16. [1913 Webster] {To seek}, needing to seek or search; hence, unprepared. Unpracticed,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To seek to — Seek Seek, v. i. To make search or inquiry; to endeavor to make discovery. [1913 Webster] Seek ye out of the book of the Lord, and read. Isa. xxxiv. 16. [1913 Webster] {To seek}, needing to seek or search; hence, unprepared. Unpracticed,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To seek upon — Seek Seek, v. i. To make search or inquiry; to endeavor to make discovery. [1913 Webster] Seek ye out of the book of the Lord, and read. Isa. xxxiv. 16. [1913 Webster] {To seek}, needing to seek or search; hence, unprepared. Unpracticed,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • seek after — phrasal 1. : to attempt to find, take, or make use of these marsh buffaloes are much sought after Wilfred Thesiger 2. : to desire the presence or companionship of : court, pursue was much soug …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Seek — Seek, v. i. To make search or inquiry; to endeavor to make discovery. [1913 Webster] Seek ye out of the book of the Lord, and read. Isa. xxxiv. 16. [1913 Webster] {To seek}, needing to seek or search; hence, unprepared. Unpracticed, unprepared,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • seek — [sēk] vt. sought, seeking [ME seken < OE secan, akin to OS sōkian, Ger suchen, ON sœkja < IE base * sāg , to track down, trace > L sagire, to scent out, perceive] 1. to try to find; search for; look for 2. to go to; resort to [to seek… …   English World dictionary

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