If you seek an accordion player for your new polka band, it means you are looking for a band mate.

When you seek something, you try to find it. It's possible to seek fame, or snacks, or a college degree, or approval — as long as you're looking for it, or longing for it, you're seeking it. The origins of the word seek go back to the Latin word sagire, which means "to perceive keenly by scent." Imagine a dog tracking a rabbit, sniffing the ground and following its scent, and you'll know exactly what it means to seek something.

Definitions of seek

v try to locate or discover, or try to establish the existence of

look for, search
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drag, dredge
search (as the bottom of a body of water) for something valuable or lost
search for on the computer
fumble, grope
feel about uncertainly or blindly
search by divining, as if with a rod
browse, surf
look around casually and randomly, without seeking anything in particular
leave no stone unturned
search thoroughly and exhaustively
seek, search for
look for (food) in nature
hunt or look for; want for a particular reason
examine minutely
seek out
look for a specific person or thing
go after, pursue, quest after, quest for
go in search of or hunt for
angle, fish
seek indirectly
search about busily
grope or feel in search of something
browse, shop
shop around; not necessarily buying
grope for, scrabble
feel searchingly
use a divining rod in search of underground water or metal
look for and collect shells by the seashore
compare prices for a given item
shop for antiques
examine the shop windows; shop with the eyes only

v try to get or reach

seek a position”
seek an education”
seek happiness”
make a serious effort to attain something
make a search (for)
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desire, want
feel or have a desire for; want strongly

v go to or towards

“a liquid seeks its own level”
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go, locomote, move, travel
change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically

v inquire for

seek directions from a local”
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inquire for (information)

v make an effort or attempt

“He sought to improve himself”
“She always seeks to do good in the world”
assay, attempt, essay, try
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pick up the gauntlet, take a dare
be dared to do something and attempt it
fight, struggle
make a strenuous or labored effort
give it a try, have a go
make an attempt at something
search blindly or uncertainly
endeavor, endeavour, strive
attempt by employing effort
give it a try, give it a whirl
adventure, chance, gamble, hazard, risk, run a risk, take a chance, take chances
take a risk in the hope of a favorable outcome
lay on the line, put on the line, risk
expose to a chance of loss or damage
to exert strenuous effort against opposition
drive, labor, labour, push, tug
strive and make an effort to reach a goal
behave awkwardly; have difficulties
be at pains, take pains
try very hard to do something
to strive with determination
go for broke
risk everything in one big effort
luck it, luck through
act by relying on one's luck
adventure, hazard, jeopardize, stake, venture
put at risk
bell the cat
take a risk; perform a daring act
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act, move
perform an action, or work out or perform (an action)

n the movement of a read/write head to a specific data track on a disk

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motion, movement
a natural event that involves a change in the position or location of something

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