Seek vs Resort - What's the difference?

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As verbs the difference between seek and resort

is that seek is (lb) to try to find, to look for, to search while resort is to have recourse (to), now especially from necessity or frustration or resort can be to repeat a sorting process; sort again.

As a noun resort is

a place where people go for recreation, especially one with facilities]] such as [[lodging|lodgings, entertainment, and a relaxing environment or resort can be an act of sorting again or resort can be (obsolete) active power or movement; spring.

seek

English

Verb

  • (lb) To try to find, to look for, to search.
  • :
  • *{{quote-magazine, year=2013, month=July-August, author= Catherine Clabby
  • , magazine=(American Scientist), title= Focus on Everything , passage=Not long ago, it was difficult to produce photographs of tiny creatures with every part in focus.
  • (label) To inquire for; to ask for; to solicit; to beseech.
  • :
  • *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.
  • :
  • *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.
  • *
  • *: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).
  • :
  • *, 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.
  • *:
  • *: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)

    resort

    English

    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) .

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A place where people go for recreation, especially one with facilities]] such as [[lodging, lodgings, entertainment, and a relaxing environment.
  • Recourse, refuge (something or someone turned to for safety).
  • to have resort to violence
  • * Shakespeare
  • Join with me to forbid him her resort .
  • (obsolete) A place where one goes habitually; a haunt.
  • * Milton
  • far from all resort of mirth

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To have recourse (to), now especially from necessity or frustration.
  • * Clarendon
  • The king thought it time to resort to other counsels.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2012-01
  • , author=Stephen Ledoux , title=Behaviorism at 100 , volume=100, issue=1, page=60 , magazine= citation , passage=Becoming more aware of the progress that scientists have made on behavioral fronts can reduce the risk that other natural scientists will resort to mystical agential accounts when they exceed the limits of their own disciplinary training.}}
  • To fall back; to revert.
  • * Sir M. Hale
  • The inheritance of the son never resorted to the mother, or to any of her ancestors.
  • To make one's way, go (to).
  • * 1526 , William Tyndale, trans. Bible , Matthew XIII:
  • The same daye went Jesus out off the housse, and sat by the seesyde, and moch people resorted unto him, so gretly that he went and sat in a shyppe, and all the people stode on the shoore.
    Derived terms
    * last resort

    Etymology 2

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • to repeat a sorting process; sort again
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • An act of sorting again.
  • * 1991, Dr. Dobb's journal: software tools for the professional programmer , Volume 16:
  • "If further sorting is required, begin anew with opcode = 0. opcode = -3 may be set to build an index file following an initial sort with opcode set to 0, or a resort with opcode set to -1.

    Etymology 3

    (etyl) ressort.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (obsolete) Active power or movement; spring.
  • * Francis Bacon
  • Some know the resorts and falls of business that cannot sink into the main of it.

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