seek (something) from (someone or something)

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seek (something) from (someone or something)

To endeavor to obtain something from some person, group, organization, office, etc., especially in a formal or official capacity. Often used in passive constructions. I sought assurances from the team that the project would be completed on schedule. You'll have to seek approval from the board of directors.
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seek something from someone or something

to pursue something from someone or something. We will seek an injunction from the judge. My lawyer sought an injunction from the court to try to stop the building project.
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In practical terms, the findings of the present study suggest that organizations may stimulate employees' feedback seeking from supervisors by developing supervisors' participative decision making abilities.
Feedback seeking from peers: A positive strategy for insecurely attached team-workers.
With the growth of science, it was understood that sensation seeking has various components of its own, whereas in the present research there has been used the components of sensation seeking from the viewpoint of Zuckerman, which is immensely approved by many other researchers and, too, these components are the main and most important divisions of sensation seeking components.
Further, the present study seeks to expand the investigation of academic help seeking from its present emphasis on elementary and secondary school students to college students (Karabenick, 2003).
Little is known from the literature about patterns of treatment seeking for obesity over time, and little is known about barriers that might prevent treatment seeking from taking place, Anna C.
Inside the search process: Information seeking from the user's perspective.