seeks; sought/ˈsɑːt/; seeking seeks; sought/ˈsɑːt/; seeking
Learner's definition of SEEK
[+ object]somewhat formal
1 : to search for (someone or something) : to try to find (someone or something)
He is seeking employment. [=he is looking for a job]
The office is seeking a salesperson.
The prince is seeking a wife.
Snakes seek the sun to warm their bodies.
thrill-seeking travelers [=travelers who want to have very exciting/thrilling experiences]
2 : to ask for (help, advice, etc.)
You should visit your doctor and seek his advice.
You should seek medical help immediately if you experience any chest pain or shortness of breath.
The church is seeking donations/volunteers.
3 a : to try to get or achieve (something)
b : to make an attempt to do something
He sought revenge for his son's murder.
During the war, she sought asylum in Spain.
They sought refuge in Canada.
The company is seeking new ways to improve service.
The mayor is seeking reelection.
She seeks perfection in her work.
Immigrants come to America to seek their fortune. [=to try to become rich]
They are seeking compensation/damages [=they are trying to get money] for their loss.
seek out[phrasal verb]
seek (someone or something) out or seek out (someone or something)
: to search for and find (someone or something)