seek W1 past tense and past participle sought [transitive]
to try to achieve or get something:
Do you think the President will seek re-election?
seek refuge/asylum/shelter etc
Thousands of people crossed the border, seeking refuge from the war.
seek revenge/damages/compensation etc
He sought revenge against Surkov for separating him from his wife and son.
seek to do something! In spoken English it is more usual to use look for or try to find.
Local schools are seeking to reduce the dropout rate.
to ask someone for advice or help: ! In spoken English it is more usual to use try to get.
If the symptoms persist, seek medical advice.
to look for someone or something [= look for]:
new graduates seeking employment
Attractive woman, 27, seeks male, 25-35, for fun and friendship.
to go to another place hoping to gain success and wealth:
Coles came to the Yukon in the 1970s to seek his fortune.
to move naturally towards something or into a particular position:
Water seeks its own level.
seek somebody/something ↔ outphrasal verb
Our mission is to seek out the enemy and destroy them.