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to request / to require / requirement / to stake a claim / to ask / to demand / CL: 點|点
HSK 3
to request / to ask / request / CL: 個|个
HSK 5
to pursue (a goal etc) stubbornly / to seek after / to woo
HSK 5
to solicit / to seek / to request (opinions, feedback etc) / to petition
HSK 5
requirement / to require / (economics) demand
HSK 6
to make every effort to / striving to do one's best
HSK 6
to seek / to strive for
HSK 6
anxious for quick results (idiom); to demand instant success / impatient for result / impetuous
HSK 6
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to seek / to look for / to request / to demand / to beseech
to seek employment
to request help / to appeal (for help)
to seek survival / to possess the will to live
to seek / to look for
job applicant
to perfect sth that is already outstanding (idiom); constantly improving
to seek truth from facts (idiom) / to be practical and realistic
supply and demand (economics)
to require a solution / to seek to solve (an equation)
Mauritius
to ask for advice / seeking instruction
to sue for peace / to look for a draw (chess) / summation (math.)
to cry for help / to seek help (when one is in trouble)
(math.) to evaluate (an expression, function etc) / evaluation
to ask for sth and receive it / to try to obtain / to look for and obtain
to seek proof / to seek confirmation
in order to
to seek knowledge / to study / to attend college
to propose marriage
to seek the truth
to seek / to look for
to appeal / to demand (an answer) / requirement / demand / claim / appeal / (marketing) message
desire for knowledge
to pray for / to appeal
to find the derivative (math.)
anxious to learn / keen for knowledge
claim to rights (copyright, patent etc)
supply does not meet demand
to woo
to grant whatever is asked for / to accede to every plea
to yearn for sth even in one's dreams (idiom) / to long for sth day and night
to entreat / to implore / to plead
cover letter / job application
to make progress while ensuring stability
to seek medical treatment / to see a doctor
to search for sth / to seek / to quest / to explore
to insist on / to demand / to impose
to beg / to beseech / to entreat / entreaty
to beg forgiveness
to stress / to emphasize / particular about sth / to strive for
to seek consensus / to seek conformity
to long for / to crave for / to greatly desire
to proposition a woman
to entreat piteously / to implore
to settle for second best / the next best thing
aggregate demand
to ask for help / to ask a favor / to recruit talented people
Norman Bethune (1890-1939), Canadian doctor, worked for communists in Spanish civil war and for Mao in Yan'an, where he died of blood poisoning
to make extravagant demands / an unreasonable request
to plea for leniency / to ask for a favor
to seek for / to hope to gain / desirous
to beg
can be discovered but not sought (idiom) / one can only come across such things serendipitously
demanding
to seek / to pursue / to investigate
to seek compensation / indemnity
aggregate social demand / total requirement of society
(Maslow's) hierarchy of needs (psychology)
lit. seek but fail to get (idiom); fig. exactly what one’s been looking for
to seek / to strive for
to inquire / to ascertain
to seek common ground, putting differences aside (idiom)
diligent and tireless (idiom)
supply exceeds demand
Dugu Qiubai, a fictional character appearing in 金庸 novels
supply exceeds demand
to call upon others for help
to seek after / to strive for
survival / the struggle to eke out a living / to seek for continued existence
to make an offer of marriage (to another family on behalf of one's son or daughter) / to seek a marriage alliance
to seek life in death (idiom); to fight for one's life
lit. a notch on the side of a boat to locate a sword dropped overboard (idiom); fig. an action made pointless by changed circumstances
lit. not requiring a detailed understanding (idiom); only looking for an overview / not bothered with the details / superficial / content with shallow understanding
lit. climb a tree to catch a fish (idiom); fig. to attempt the impossible
to seek the cause in oneself rather than sb else
lit. not aiming to achieve the best possible result, but rather trying to avoid making mistakes (idiom) / fig. to take a risk-averse approach
to pursue greedily / to crave
to seek / to demand
lit. to blow apart the hairs upon a fur to discover any defect (idiom); fig. to be fastidious / nitpick
to accept a compromise
to desire / wants / appetites
to kneel and beg forgiveness
to study / to probe / to research and examine
Easy to raise an army of one thousand, but hard to find a good general. (idiom)
to extort confession by torture
not expecting any reward / not asking for favors
(neologism c. 2017) (slang) to demand proof of what one believes to be an unfounded accusation only to have irrefutable evidence duly supplied
to implore / to beseech
to abandon one's body in the search for Buddha's truth (idiom)
to demand perfection (idiom)
to seek the truth from facts

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