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HSK
to request / to require / requirement / to stake a claim / to ask / to demand / CL: 點|点
HSK 3
to solicit / to seek / to request (opinions, feedback etc) / to petition
HSK 5
to pursue (a goal etc) stubbornly / to seek after / to woo
HSK 5
to request / to ask / request / CL: 個|个
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
to request help / to appeal (for help)
to seek / to look for
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  *求* | 求* | *求
to seek / to look for / to request / to demand / to beseech
to seek employment
to seek survival / to possess the will to live
to seek help (when in distress or having difficulties)
to seek knowledge / to study / to attend college
to yearn for sth even in one's dreams (idiom) / to long for sth day and night
to pray for / to appeal
to seek medical treatment / to see a doctor
to entreat / to implore / to plead
supply does not meet demand
to require a solution / to seek to solve (an equation)
to propose marriage
to stress / to emphasize / particular about sth / to strive for
to beg forgiveness
to beg / to beseech / to entreat / entreaty
to plea for leniency / to ask for a favor
(of a childless couple) to pray for a son / to try to have a child
to long for / to crave for / to greatly desire
to insist on / to demand / to impose
to seek proof / to seek confirmation
to ask for help
backscratcher (made from bamboo etc)
to ask for sth and receive it / to try to obtain / to look for and obtain
to perfect sth that is already outstanding (idiom); constantly improving
desire for knowledge
job applicant
to seek truth from facts (idiom) / to be practical and realistic
Mauritius
lit. seek but fail to get (idiom); fig. exactly what one’s been looking for
to implore / to plead / to ask earnestly
to sue for peace / to look for a draw (chess) / summation (math.)
anxious to learn / keen for knowledge
to kneel and beg forgiveness
to make extravagant demands / an unreasonable request
supply exceeds demand
supply and demand (economics)
to beg
to ask for advice / seeking instruction
to accept a compromise
to proposition a woman
lit. to blow apart the hairs upon a fur to discover any defect (idiom); fig. to be fastidious / nitpick
demanding
to make an offer of marriage (to another family on behalf of one's son or daughter) / to seek a marriage alliance
to seek / to demand
to desire / wants / appetites
cover letter / job application
aggregate demand
to pursue greedily / to crave
can be discovered but not sought (idiom) / one can only come across such things serendipitously
lit. not requiring a detailed understanding (idiom); only looking for an overview / not bothered with the details / superficial / content with shallow understanding
claim to rights (copyright, patent etc)
to ask for help / to ask a favor / to recruit talented people
to make progress while ensuring stability
to woo
to search for sth / to seek / to quest / to explore
to find the derivative (math.)
to implore / to beseech
to seek / to pursue / to investigate
survival / the struggle to eke out a living / to seek for continued existence
the will to live
to inquire / to ascertain
to ask
lit. climb a tree to catch a fish (idiom); fig. to attempt the impossible
to extort confession by torture
to seek for / to hope to gain / desirous
supply exceeds demand
to urge
to demand the highest standards of sb (or oneself) (idiom) / to strive to achieve the best possible results / to be a perfectionist
lit. to beg grandpa and call on grandma (idiom) / fig. to go about begging for help
diligent and tireless (idiom)
to seek after / to strive for
to grant whatever is asked for / to accede to every plea
inappropriate or presumptuous demands
to call upon others for help
lit. not aiming to achieve the best possible result, but rather trying to avoid making mistakes (idiom) / fig. to take a risk-averse approach
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 seek / to search for
Dugu Qiubai, a fictional character appearing in 金庸 novels
to seek / to look for
to seek / to strive for
to seek the cause in oneself rather than sb else
to seek the truth from facts
Easy to raise an army of one thousand, but hard to find a good general. (idiom)
to beg
to seek the truth
to demand perfection (idiom)
(neologism c. 2017) (slang) to demand proof of what one believes to be an unfounded accusation only to have irrefutable evidence duly supplied
exorbitant demands / demanding with menaces / extortion
(idiom) to be free of jealousy or greed / to live a simple life, free from worldly desires
to aim low / to aim to get by / without lofty ambition

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