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Synonyms for sought

Verb

1. seek, desire, want
usage: try to get or reach; "seek a position"; "seek an education"; "seek happiness"
2. search, seek, look for
usage: try to locate or discover, or try to establish the existence of; "The police are searching for clues"; "They are searching for the missing man in the entire county"
3. try, seek, attempt, essay, assay, act, move
usage: make an effort or attempt; "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"
4. seek, travel, go, move, locomote
usage: go to or towards; "a liquid seeks its own level"
5. seek, request
usage: inquire for; "seek directions from a local"

Adjective

1. sought
usage: that is looked for; "the long sought relatives"
2. sought, sought-after(prenominal), wanted (vs. unwanted)
usage: being searched for; "the most sought-after item was the silver candelabrum"
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