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Sought meaning in English: In this article, the meaning of the word ‘Sought’ is explained in easy English with examples, along with its synonyms and antonyms.

Sought’ pronunciation= sot

Sought meaning in English

‘Sought’ means something that is demanded or ask for.

1. Attempt to find something.

2. Desire to obtain or achieve something. 

Sought- English meaning
asked for
to try
searched for

The meaning of both the words ‘Sought’ and ‘Seek’ is the same.


The word ‘Sought’ acts as a Verb.

‘Sought’ is the past tense and past participle of the word ‘Seek’.

Sentences that can be formed using the word ‘Sought’ are as follows.


▪ Name of the person for whom service is sought.

▪ Harsher laws sought by people against illegal sand mining on river banks.

▪ Maruti Suzuki is the most sought-after car in India.

▪ A burger is the most sought-after fast food in America.

▪ Workers sought a bonus at the Diwali festival.

▪ He sought a laptop from his parents for an online class.

▪ He sought to change my mind.

▪ I sought out my missing wallet yesterday.

▪ Farmers sought compensation from the government.

▪ The mother sought an answer from his son for failing an exam.

▪ The court has sought clarification from the police regarding corruption charges.

▪ The gay couple sought marriage permission from the court.

▪ The victim sought help from the police.

▪ He sought to refute allegations on him.

▪ He sought out his friend from among the crowd.

‘Sought’ other meanings

sought out= Search hard for something or someone, searched for, looked for
Example: He sought out his friend from among the crowd.

sought help= Asked for help, looked for help

sought after= In demand, popular

admission sought= Admission requested

compensation sought= Asked for compensation

relief sought= Looked for relief

adjournment sought= Asked for suspension 

sought asylum= Searched for shelter, looked for shelter

sought clarification= Asked for clarification

sought to secure dominance= Tried to dominate

sought to curb= Tried to stop

sought to refute= Tried to deny

sought love= Asked for love, searched for love

please sought= please ask

seek what they sought= find out what they obtain

class to which admission is sought= Class in which admission is asked or looked for

salary sought= Salary asked for, salary looked for

sought permission- Asked for permission, looking for permission

sought marriage= Asked for marriage

unsought= Not found, not asked for

still seeking what I sought= Still looking for what I asked

sought period= Requested period

sought man= Searched man

information sought= Information requested

‘Sought’ Synonyms-antonyms

The synonyms of the word ‘Sought’ are as follows.


The antonyms of the word ‘Sought’ are as follows.



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