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could you please tell me the difference between seek and want.
v., sought (sôt), seek·ing, seeks.
To try to locate or discover; search for.
To endeavor to obtain or reach: seek a college education.
To go to or toward: Water seeks its own level.
To inquire for; request: seek directions from a police officer.
To try; endeavor: seek to do good.
Obsolete. To explore.
To make a search or investigation: Seek and you will find.
[Middle English sechen, seken, from Old English s?can.]
want (w?nt, wônt)
v., want·ed, want·ing, wants.
To desire greatly; wish for: They want to leave. She wants a glass of water. See synonyms at desire.
To desire (someone to do something): I want you to clean your room.
To request the presence or assistance of: You are wanted by your office.
To seek with intent to capture: The fugitive is wanted by the police.
To have an inclination toward; like: Say what you want, but be tactful.
Informal. To be obliged (to do something): You want to be careful on the ice.
To be without; lack. See synonyms at lack.
To be in need of; require: ??Your hair wants cutting,? said the Hatter? (Lewis Carroll).
To have need: wants for nothing.
To be destitute or needy.
To be disposed; wish: Call me daily if you want.
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