Seeks vs Aspires - What's the difference?

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As verbs the difference between seeks and aspires

is that seeks is (seek) while aspires is .

seeks

English

Verb

(head)
  • (seek)
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    seek

    English

    Verb

  • (lb) To try to find, to look for, to search.
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  • (label) To inquire for; to ask for; to solicit; to beseech.
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  • *Bible, (w) xi. 16
  • *:Others, tempting him, sought of him a sign.
  • *1960 , (Lobsang Rampa), :
  • *:“My, my! It is indeed a long way yet, look you!” said the pleasant woman of whom I sought directions.
  • (lb) To try to acquire or gain; to strive after; to aim at.
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  • *1880 , , :
  • *:But persecution sought the lives of men of this character.
  • *1886 , Constantine Popoff, translation of (Leo Tolstoy)'s :
  • *:I can no longer seek fame or glory, nor can I help trying to get rid of my riches, which separate me from my fellow-creatures.
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  • *:Serene, smiling, enigmatic, she faced him with no fear whatever showing in her dark eyes.She put back a truant curl from her forehead where it had sought egress to the world, and looked him full in the face now, drawing a deep breath which caused the round of her bosom to lift the lace at her throat.
  • To go, move, travel (in a given direction).
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  • *, Bk.V:
  • *:Ryght so he sought towarde Sandewyche where he founde before hym many galyard knyghtes
  • (lb) To try to reach or come to; to go to; to resort to.
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  • *:Seek not Bethel, nor enter into Gilgal, and pass not to Beersheba: for Gilgal shall surely go into captivity, and Bethel shall come to nought.
  • *1726 (tr.), (Alexander Pope), ''(Homer)'s (Odyssey), Book II, line 33
  • *:Since great Ulysses sought the Phrygian plains
  • Quotations

    Synonyms

    * look for * search

    Derived terms

    * (l) * (l) * (l) * (l) * (l)

    aspires

    English

    Verb

    (head)
  • (aspire)
  • Anagrams

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    aspire

    English

    Verb

  • To hope or dream; especially to hope or work towards a profession or occupation (followed by to as a preposition or infinitive particle ).
  • He aspires to become a successful doctor.
  • * Alexander Pope
  • Aspiring to be angels, men rebel.
  • (obsolete) To aspire to; to long for; to try to reach; to mount to.
  • * Shakespeare
  • That gallant spirit hath aspired the clouds.
  • To rise; to ascend; to tower; to soar.
  • * Waller
  • My own breath still foments the fire, / Which flames as high as fancy can aspire .

    Anagrams

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