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Definition 1: the movement of a read/write head to a specific data track on a disk - [noun denoting event]

(seek is a kind of ...) a natural event that involves a change in the position or location of something

(seek belongs to category ...) the branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures

Definition 2: inquire for - [verb of communication]

Samples where seek or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • seek directions from a local

(seek is a kind of ...) inquire for (information)

"I requested information from the secretary"

Definition 3: try to locate or discover, or try to establish the existence of - [verb of contact]

Samples where seek or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The police are searching for clues
  • They are searching for the missing man in the entire county

Synonyms for seek in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of seek ) search (as the bottom of a body of water) for something valuable or lost

(... is a kind of seek ) grope or feel in search of something

"He felt for his wallet"

(... is a kind of seek ) search about busily

(... is a kind of seek ) seek indirectly

"fish for compliments"

(... is a kind of seek ) go in search of or hunt for

"pursue a hobby"

(... is a kind of seek ) look for a specific person or thing

(... is a kind of seek ) examine minutely

"The police scoured the country for the fugitive"

(... is a kind of seek ) hunt or look for; want for a particular reason

"Your former neighbor is wanted by the FBI" "Uncle Sam wants you"

(... is a kind of seek ) look for (food) in nature

"Our ancestors gathered nuts in the Fall"

(... is a kind of seek ) seek, search for

"She hunted for her reading glasses but was unable to locate them"

(... is a kind of seek ) search thoroughly and exhaustively

"The police left no stone unturned in looking for the President's murderer"

(... is a kind of seek ) look around casually and randomly, without seeking anything in particular

"browse a computer directory" "surf the internet or the world wide web"

(... is a kind of seek ) search by divining, as if with a rod

"He claimed he could divine underground water"

(... is a kind of seek ) feel about uncertainly or blindly

"She groped for her glasses in the darkness of the bedroom"

(... is a kind of seek ) search for on the computer

"I fingered my boss and found that he is not logged on in the afternoons"

(... is a kind of seek ) shop around; not necessarily buying

"I don't need help, I'm just browsing"

Definition 4: go to or towards - [verb of motion]

Samples where seek or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a liquid seeks its own level

(seek is a kind of ...) 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"

Definition 5: try to get or reach - [verb of possession]

Samples where seek or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • seek a position
  • seek an education
  • seek happiness

(seek is a kind of ...) feel or have a desire for; want strongly

"I want to go home now" "I want my own room"

(... is a kind of seek ) make a serious effort to attain something

"His campaign bid for the attention of the poor population"

(... is a kind of seek ) make a search (for)

"Things that die with their eyes open and questing" "The animal came questing through the forest"

Samples where seek or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for seek in the sense of this definition

(seek is a kind of ...) 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"

(... is a kind of seek ) be dared to do something and attempt it

(... is a kind of seek ) make a strenuous or labored effort

"She struggled for years to survive without welfare" "He fought for breath"

(... is a kind of seek ) make an attempt at something

"I never sat on a horse before but I'll give it a go"

(... is a kind of seek ) search blindly or uncertainly

"His mind groped to make the connection"

(... is a kind of seek ) attempt by employing effort

"we endeavor to make our customers happy"

(... is a kind of seek ) try

"let's give it a whirl!"

(... is a kind of seek ) take a risk in the hope of a favorable outcome

"When you buy these stocks you are gambling"

(... is a kind of seek ) expose to a chance of loss or damage

"We risked losing a lot of money in this venture" "Why risk your life?" "She laid her job on the line when she told the boss that he was wrong"

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