Seek vs. Look

By Jaxson

  • Seek (verb)

    To try to find; to look for; to search for.

    “I seek wisdom.”

  • Seek (verb)

    To ask for; to solicit; to beseech.

    “I seek forgiveness through prayer.”

  • Seek (verb)

    To try to acquire or gain; to strive after; to aim at.

    “I sought my fortune on the goldfields.”

  • Seek (verb)

    To go, move, travel (in a given direction).

  • Seek (verb)

    To try to reach or come to; to go to; to resort to.

    “When the alarm went off I sought the exit in a panic.”

  • Seek (verb)

    To attempt, endeavour, try

    “Our company does not seek to limit its employees from using the internet or engaging in social networking.”

  • Seek (verb)

    To navigate through a stream.


  • Seek (noun)

    The navigating through a stream.

  • Look (verb)

    To try to see, to pay attention to with one’s eyes.

    “Look at my new car!”

    “Don’t look in the closet.”

  • Look (verb)

    To appear, to seem.

    “It looks as if it’s going to rain soon.”

  • Look (verb)

    To give an appearance of being.

    “That painting looks nice.”

  • Look (verb)

    To search for, to try to find.

  • Look (verb)

    To face or present a view.

    “The hotel looks over the valleys of the HinduKush.”

  • Look (verb)

    To expect or anticipate.

    “I look to each hour for my lover’s arrival.”

  • Look (verb)

    To express or manifest by a look.

  • Look (verb)

    To make sure of, to see to.

  • Look (verb)

    To show oneself in looking.

    “Look out of the window [i.e. lean out] while I speak to you.”

  • Look (verb)

    To look at; to turn the eyes toward.

  • Look (verb)

    To seek; to search for.

  • Look (verb)

    To influence, overawe, or subdue by looks or presence.

    “to look down opposition”

  • Look (verb)

    To look at a pitch as a batter without swinging at it.

    “The fastball caught him looking.”

    “Clem Labine struck Mays out looking at his last at bat.”

    “It’s unusual for Mays to strike out looking. He usually takes a cut at it.”

  • Look (interjection)

    Pay attention.

    “Look, I’m going to explain what to do, so you have to listen closely.”

  • Look (noun)

    The action of looking, an attempt to see.

    “Let’s have a look under the hood of the car.”

  • Look (noun)

    Physical appearance, visual impression.

    “She got her mother’s looks.”

    “I don’t like the look of the new design.”

  • Look (noun)

    A facial expression.

    “He gave me a dirty look.”

    “If looks could kill …”


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