søge

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See also: soge and söge

Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /søːɡə/, [ˈsøːjə]

Verb[edit]

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, 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!

Synonyms[edit]

  • (search, seek): lede