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See also: soge and söge



From Old Norse sœkja, from Proto-Germanic *sōkijaną, from Proto-Indo-European *seh₂g- (to seek out).


  • IPA(key): /søːɡə/, [ˈsøːjə]


søge (imperative søg, infinitive at søge, present tense søger, past tense søgte, perfect tense har søgt)

  1. (intransitive) To search, look
    Vi søgte i lang tid, men forgæves.
    We searched for a long time, but in vain.
  2. (transitive) To seek, to look for.
    Hvad søger du?
    What are you looking for?
  3. to apply for (to submit oneself as a candidate)
    Jeg har i sinde at søge stillingen.
    I intend to apply for the job.
  4. to apply for (to file a formal request for something)
    • 2014, Jens Koldbæk, Borger på nettet, Libris Media A/S ISBN 9788778531940, page 61
      Du skal således oplyse dine kontaktoplysninger, om du er dansk statsborger, om du modtager anden offentlig støtte, hvornår du søger SU fra, om du også søger om SU-lån, om du er forsørger mm.
      Thus, you must disclose your contact information, whether you are a Danish citizen, whether you receive any other public subsidy, from which time on you apply for SU, whether you are also applying for a SU-loan, whether you are a custodion and other things.
  5. to try, to strive, to seek
    De søgte tydeligvis at bringe os i forlegenhed!
    They clearly sought to embarrass us!


  • (search, seek): lede