Word Summary
epizēteō: to inquire for
Original Word: ἐπιζητέω
Transliteration: epizēteō
Phonetic Spelling: (ep-eed-zay-teh'-o)
Part of Speech: Verb
Short Definition: to inquire for
Meaning: to inquire for
Strong's Concordance
desire, enquire, seek after.

From epi and zeteo; to search (inquire) for; intensively, to demand, to crave -- desire, enquire, seek (after, for).

see GREEK epi

see GREEK zeteo

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 1934: ἐπιζητέω

ἐπιζητέω, ἐπιζητῶ; imperfect ἐπεζήτουν; 1 aorist ἐπεζήτησα; from Herodotus down; the Sept. for דָּרַשׁ and in 1 Samuel 20:1; Ecclesiastes 7:29 (28) for בִּקֵּשׁ; to inquire for, seek for, search for, seek diligently (German herbeisuchen (the επι( seems to be directive rather than intensive)): τινα, Luke 4:42 (for Rec. ἐζήτουν); Acts 12:19; equivalent to to desire, wish for, crave: τί, Matthew 6:32; Luke 12:30; Romans 11:7; Philippians 4:17; Hebrews 11:14; Hebrews 13:14; περί τίνος, Acts 19:39 (R G T) (but if your inquiry or desire has reference to other matters); with the infinitive, Acts 13:7 (as in Polybius 3, 57, 7; Diodorus 19, 8); equivalent to to demand, clamor for: σημεῖον, Matthew 12:39; Matthew 16:4; Mark 8:12 R G; Luke 11:29 (where T Tr WH ζητεῖ (as L T Tr WH in Mark, the passage cited)).