COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES
apply for/seek/be granted asylum
▪ He has been granted asylum in France.
▪ Fleeing refugees found sanctuary in Geneva.
get/obtain/seek advice from an expert (=ask an expert for information or advice)
▪ Don’t make big financial decisions without first seeking advice from an expert.
give/seek/receive an assurance (that)
▪ He gave an assurance that the work would be completed by Wednesday.
seek a compromise
▪ Both Democrats and Republicans are seeking a compromise on the issue.
seek a mandate (=ask for a vote to show agreement with a leader or with ideas)
▪ The government was seeking a mandate to continue the war.
seek a nomination (=try to win it)
▪ He is seeking the Republican nomination in the Senate race.
seek advice (=try to get some advice )
▪ If you have any of these symptoms you should seek urgent advice.
seek an alternative
▪ People are seeking alternatives to meat-based dishes.
▪ You will need to make an appointment with the bank to seek approval for the loan.
▪ If side-effects are severe, seek medical assistance.
seek comfort (=look for comfort)
▪ People come to us seeking comfort and guidance.
seek compensation (=try to get it)
▪ Survivors of the rail disaster are seeking compensation.
seek custodyformal (= try to get custody)
▪ Allen is seeking custody of his two children.
seek fame (=try to become famous)
▪ He sought fame in the jazz clubs of New York.
seek help (=ask for help)
▪ He decided to seek medical help for his drink problem.
seek permissionformal (= ask someone for permission)
▪ People wanting to visit the island have to seek permission from the authorities.
▪ They were forced to seek the protection of the army.
▪ He sought neither reward nor publicity for his work.
▪ They play two women who seek revenge on their former partners.
seek sb’s approval
▪ He constantly sought his father’s approval.
seek shelterformal (= try to find shelter)
▪ They sought shelter under the trees.
seek/ask for clarification
▪ I asked for clarification on the legal position.
▪ The real joy of the priesthood is helping people find personal fulfilment.
seek/find solace in sth
▪ After the death of her son, Val found solace in the church.
seeking political asylum
▪ Refugees were seeking political asylum in Britain.
▪ Barnes is seeking re-election.
▪ The family is seeking an injunction against the book’s publication.
seek/look for a solution
▪ The company is still seeking a solution to its financial problems.
seek/search for/look for a cure
▪ $3 billion a year is spent searching for a cure for cancer.
take/seek refuge (in sth)
▪ During the frequent air-raids, people took refuge in their cellars.
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
▪ Dole also sought out reporters on his campaign plane to talk about other issues.
▪ It can also seek heavy fines on landlords who discriminate.
▪ We also seek to evaluate the operation of a market economy.
▪ The project's sponsor may also seek other sources of finance to limit his or her risk from the project.
▪ The business community is also seeking reassurance that Labor is serious about tackling inflation.
▪ It will also seek to establish any general principles connected with successful schemes of joint consultation.
▪ The suit also seeks unspecified monetary damages.
▪ Our personal aspirations or dissatisfactions may lead us to seek out new opportunities.
▪ Having nothing more urgent to do, I decided to seek out Tip Anderson.
▪ His hands whispered over her, light as silk, seeking out every pale hollow and rounded slope.
▪ Like these scientists, Smith sought out cause-and-effect relationships.
▪ He did not start off as a rebel seeking out Peripatetics to confound.
▪ Our people need to seek out and identify those stories.
▪ Skippers bistro Off-beat but well worth seeking out.
▪ It is an environment where corporations will seek out the best talent anyplace in the world.
▪ It was another world, and he knew he would now have to seek advice from an expert.
▪ The parents sought the advice of others, including three psychologists, learning disability specialists, and other parents.
▪ However, Mr Nawroze does warn young debtors to seek professional advice.
▪ After seeking advice from Norman, his playing partner, Garcia took a drop, moving away from the sign.
▪ Consumers are urged not to make any hasty decisions and to seek professional advice.
▪ They had sought my advice, and I had recommended this machine.
▪ If you are concerned, seek medical advice.
▪ He claimed he should have sought legal advice before wrongfully using tax-exempt foundations to finance a televised college course.
▪ In the years that followed it expanded operations without seeking local approval, earning little goodwill in Guadalcazar.
▪ Attorneys have told the districts they must seek voter approval of existing fees imposed in the past without a public vote.
▪ Guardians will have to seek approval from the panel before instructing a solicitor in this situation.
▪ It started with skin, which it sells for burn victims and for which it is seeking approval for diabetic ulcer sufferers.
▪ I am aware of journals that alter text substantially yet never seek the authors' approval.
▪ Thompson is seeking Senate approval for a $ 6. 5 million budget to conduct wide-ranging hearings later this year.
▪ But it said it was confident of surviving and would seek shareholders' approval at a meeting on 29 April.
▪ Holding elections to seek voter approval of existing taxes and fees is another expense.
▪ In many cases it will be best to seek professional assistance from outside the firm.
▪ She can walk into a family planning clinic and seek assistance.
▪ They may be petitioned by men to help with hunting animals, or by women seeking assistance with childbirth or illness.
▪ It is often difficult for parents to seek psychological assistance.
▪ Stop therapy if side-effects are severe and seek medical assistance Give prescribed anti-emetics.
▪ A first step to improvement for work-inhibited children occurs when they begin to seek assistance.
▪ We have sought to concentrate assistance with prescription charges on those whose incomes are such that the charges cause a problem.
▪ The managers observed that their subordinates sought their assistance about a variety of problems.
▪ Listing particulars A company which is seeking a listing on the London Stock Exchange is obliged to prepare and publish listing particulars.
▪ Having determined its legal obligations based on the facts of this specific disease, the company actively sought employee cooperation.
▪ His concern for the Company led him to seek seats in Parliament, which he held from 1762 to 1774.
▪ As part of the process, the company must seek an advisory opinion from the California Attorney General.
▪ Electricity, gas and water companies have sought many years for a way to read meters without visiting the customer's premises.
▪ Each company seeks unspecified damages and injunctions that would stop the other from using its patents.
▪ Where the company is seeking general authority to purchase shares in the market they must state their intentions regarding the authority granted.
▪ In fact, many progressive companies actively seek such employee inputs.
▪ A succession of scandals finally persuaded his father that William must seek his fortune overseas.
▪ When he reached the age of reason, I confidently sent him forth to seek his fortune.
▪ Full also on the outgoing journeys with emigrants about to seek their fortune in London.
▪ All come to New Bedford to seek fortune and adventure in the fishery.
▪ The firm now believes it has virtually outgrown its market and is seeking to supplement its fortunes overseas.
▪ A fatherless, penniless boy - possessed of great determination, faith, and courage - seeks his fortune.
▪ But trade was slack so he made his way to London to seek his fortune.
▪ Indeed, seeking fortune becomes a search for a wealthy bride or patron.
▪ And the main reason was that reactionary and factious opposition led the Government to seek and obtain an immediate dissolution of Parliament.
▪ The ambitious young company laid off workers, scaled back projects and went to government regulators seeking financial relief.
▪ Newly formed governments seek deliberately to reverse their predecessors' communications policies.
▪ Occasionally people say to me that the Government are seeking to turn health care into a business.
▪ Lalonde said that the government would seek alternative solutions to the energy demands of farmers and industrialists.
▪ Both governments agreed to seek financial support for the construction of the necessary road and transport links.
▪ In contrast, no government has sought to remain in office after losing a parliamentary vote of confidence.
▪ A patient seeks help and is therefore vulnerable.
▪ He had no one to confide in and would have seen seeking psychiatric help himself as a sign of weakness.
▪ It was a combination that destroyed his ability to cope with life, and he sought psychiatric help in 1950.
▪ It takes courage for parents to permit themselves to be vulnerable and seek psychological help.
▪ In the face of an epidemic which was sweeping away our friends and lovers, we sought help where we could.
▪ He told the court that he had not used drugs since his arrest and had voluntarily sought help and advice.
▪ Granato began experiencing headaches so severe, he sought medical help.
▪ To form a judgement he seeks further information.
▪ Many young people seek information from libraries that they are embarrassed or are afraid to ask an adult.
▪ A consumer is not the only person to whom information relates, but the consumer seeks more than personal information.
▪ Council members actively began to seek information about the mechanics of housing rehabilitation programs in other cities.
▪ Are you wanting commitment or merely agreement to seek further information?
▪ Voters seeking nonpartisan information on the issues and candidates' stands can access thousands of Web sites.
▪ A cottage industry has even sprung up among companies that provide information about other people seeking information.
▪ Where a government body seeks an injunction against a private individual or corporation, the position may be different.
▪ The protesters have also filed a federal lawsuit seeking damages and an injunction against certain uses of pepper spray.
▪ Compaq is seeking an injunction to force Dell to tone down the ads.
▪ The civil liberties group is seeking a preliminary injunction barring Republican Gov.
▪ It also seeks injunctions aimed at preventing such use.
▪ Agency staffers want the Commission to seek a Federal court injunction barring Microsoft from what they consider abusive practices.
▪ Keating wondered if the Justice Department could seek an injunction against those harassing the marchers.
▪ I shall seek to remain in order by referring to what is in the Bill.
▪ Carter said he sought help in order to save his marriage.
▪ They seek an order that Hambros Jersey restore the money to the company.
▪ Their intent is to seek a court order to stop the tax collection.
▪ If certiorari only declares what is the case anyway, why would a person bother to seek such an order?
▪ Instead, McGee said he would seek a temporary restraining order from a judge to halt the appointment.
▪ It is usually sought in addition to an order of certiorari and is designed to ensure the performance of a public duty.
▪ The prosecutor does not, however, seek an order that the case be remitted to the magistrate to continue the hearing.
▪ The burden of proving that a clause satisfies the reasonableness test is on the party who seeks to rely on the clause.
▪ One party may seek to reject a point in the sale agreement because it was not covered in the heads of terms.
▪ Moreover, the Labour Party does not seek a mandate for its policies from the Northern Ireland electorate.
▪ The Communist Party is seeking to develop radical socialist politics in Britain.
▪ The Independent, launched in October 1986 with venture capital, seeks to be independent of political party dogma.
▪ A local Labour party will seek a candidate by inviting nominations.
▪ The Lib Dems are far weaker politically than the party he seeks to replace.
▪ The only alternative was to seek the support of the National Socialists.
▪ Schmidt said Bertelsmann was continuing to seek the support of other music companies in remaking Napster.
▪ The Profitboss is wary of finance people, seeking their support but running miles to avoid their control.
▪ And, as noted earlier, the finance and senior executives at TeleCable already have the skills needed to seek equity-based support.
▪ Then, seek the support of other students who are similarly distracted.
▪ Adolescents, as is appropriate, sought each other out in public places and sought support from each other.
▪ They are seeking new supports that are at one and the same time local and yet related to their universal goals.
▪ They had many ties in the larger organization, friends and past coworkers from whom they could seek support and companionship.
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
▪ Do you think the President will seek re-election?
▪ Economics graduate, aged 25, with business experience, seeks interesting part-time work in the West London area.
▪ If you are at all worried about your symptoms, you should seek medical advice.
▪ In his lawsuit, Wyman is seeking $12 million in damages from his former employers.
▪ Take two tablets every four hours. If symptoms persist, seek medical advice.
▪ The Carsons sought advice from their lawyer.
▪ The government is seeking support from teachers for its latest education reforms.
▪ The number of needy Americans seeking emergency food and shelter increased by 7% last year.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ Each person has never sought an honour or payment for their selfless work, preferring quietly to get on with the job.
▪ Holding elections to seek voter approval of existing taxes and fees is another expense.
▪ It seeks to put legislative power directly into the hands of the people and circumvent the long-standing institutions of representative government.
▪ It presumes that reality is dynamic rather than static, and therefore seeks relationships between ideas, to aim at synthesis.
▪ Or shall we seek comfort in the language of religion?
▪ Significantly, almost 66 % of the patients reported previously seeking treatment from other physicians for their erectile dysfunction.
▪ The counsellor should seek to be as warm, supportive and caring as possible.