While De Anza was exploring the Bay of San Francisco, seeking a site for the presidio, the American colonists on the eastern seaboard, three thousand miles away, were celebrating the signing of the Declaration of Independence.
disapproval If you describe someone as self-seeking, you disapprove of them because they are interested only in doing things which give them an advantage over other people. He said that democracy would open the way for self-seeking politicians to abuse the situation. doing things only because they will give you an advantage that other people do not have - used to show disapproval
(Ekonomi) In economics, rent seeking occurs when an individual, organization, or firm seeks to make money by manipulating the economic and/or legal environment rather than by making a profit through trade and production of wealth. The term comes from the notion of economic rent, but in modern use of the term, rent seeking is more often associated with government regulation and misuse of governmental authority than with land rents
Competition for favors from the government; or, the use of time, money, and other resources in pursuit of government benefits (spending, tax changes, or regulations targeted to some special-interest group) (p 344, 826)
If you seek something such as a job or a place to live, you try to find one. They have had to seek work as labourers Four people who sought refuge in the Italian embassy have left voluntarily Candidates are urgently sought for the post of Conservative party chairman
If you seek someone's help or advice, you contact them in order to ask for it. Always seek professional legal advice before entering into any agreement The couple have sought help from marriage guidance counsellors
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"
the movement of a read/write head to a specific data track on a disk inquire for; "seek directions from a local" go to or towards; "a liquid seeks its own level" try to get or reach; "seek a position"; "seek an education"; "seek happiness
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