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English Vocabulary - Vocabulario de inglés
SEARCH, LOOK FOR, SEEK OR QUEST?
Key
Search means to try to find something or somebody. Look for has the same meaning.
Seek means to try to achieve or get something. Sometimes it's used in written language with the same meaning as 'search'.
Quest is a noun that means a long search for something that is difficult to find. It's used specially in literature.
Search significa intentar encontrar algo o a alguien. Look for tiene el mismo significado.
Seek significa intentar lograr u obtener algo. A veces se usa en el idioma escrito con el mismo sentido de 'search'.
Quest es un sustantivo que significa una larga búsqueda de algo que es difícil de hallar. Se usa especialmente en literatura.
  • search
    You can search that on the internet.
    The area of the accident was thoroughly searched.
    I've been searching for my umbrella but I haven't found it.

  • look for
    If you're looking for a bargain, you should go out of town.
    I'm looking for a new flat.
    I've been looking for my umbrella but I haven't found it.

  • seek (sought, sought)
    The government is seeking to reduce the unemployment rate.
    The president is seeking re-election.
    There are many high-school graduates still seeking (=searching) employment.

  • quest
    World leaders are united in their quest for global peace.
    Her quest for truth was deciding on the trial.
    He went to Italy in quest of information about his ancestors.

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