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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The secretary, however, admitted that spouses of some army officials are dual nationals and permission was sought from the competent authority before their marriage.
In contrast to feedback that is sought from a person, all of these risks should be lessened with documentation.
The initiative will pursue two approaches: In some cases administrative relief will be sought from individual states to exempt A-76 contractors from paying the sales tax, and in other cases installations will purchase the supplies and materials directly and provide them to A-76 contractors as government-furnished material.