seek seek [siːk] verb sought PTandPP [sɔːt ǁ sɒːt] [transitive]
to try to get or achieve something:

• Even while takeover talks were in progress, the company sought other potential buyers.

• Benefit claimants are asked to prove they are actively seeking work.

seek to do something

• The directors sought to expand the business through speculation.

— seeker noun [countable] :

• A fall in the number of young job-seekers is expected.

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seeker UK US /ˈsiːkər/ noun [C]
someone who is trying to find or get something: »

But income seekers want higher returns than this.


The system automatically matches job seekers and employers based on identified skills and requirements.

See also JOBSEEKER'S ALLOWANCE(Cf. Jobseeker's Allowance)

Financial and business terms. 2012.


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  • seeker — [[t]si͟ːkə(r)[/t]] seekers N COUNT: usu pl, usu n N A seeker is someone who is looking for or trying to get something. → See also , job seeker I am a seeker after truth... The beaches draw sun seekers from all over Europe …   English dictionary

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