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  1. see
    IPA[sē]
  2. verb

    • 1. perceive with the eyes; discern visually:

      in the distance she could see the blue sea Andrew couldn't see out of his left eye I can't see into the future
      Synonym : discern, perceive, glimpse, catch/get a glimpse of, spot, notice, catch sight of, sight, make out, pick out, spy, distinguish, identify, recognize, detect, note, mark, clap/lay/set eyes on, clock, behold, descry, espy
    • 2. be or become aware of something from observation or from a written or other visual source:

      I see from your appraisal report that you have asked for training
    • 3. be a spectator of (a film, game, or other entertainment); watch:

      I went to see King Lear at the Old Vic
      Synonym : watch, look at, view, observe, catch
    • 4. refer to (a specified source) for further information (used as a direction in a text):

      elements are usually classified as metals or non-metals (see chapter 11)
    • 5. observe without being able to affect:

      they see their rights being taken away
    • 6. discern or deduce mentally after reflection or from information; understand:

      I can't see any other way to treat it I saw that perhaps he was right she could see what Rhoda meant
      Synonym : understand, grasp, comprehend, follow, take in, realize, appreciate, recognize, work out, get the drift of, make out, conceive, perceive, fathom (out), become cognizant of, get, latch onto, cotton onto, catch onto, tumble to, figure out, get the hang of, get a fix on, get one's head around, get the message, get the picture, twig, suss, savvy, cognize
    • 7. ascertain after inquiring, considering, or discovering an outcome:

      I'll go along to the club and see if I can get a game
      Synonym : find out, discover, learn, ascertain, get to know, determine, establish, ask, inquire, make inquiries as to, investigate, suss out
    • 8. regard in a specified way:

      he saw himself as a good teacher you and I see things differently
    • 9. find good or attractive qualities in (someone):

      I don't know what I see in you
    • 10. foresee; view or predict as a possibility:

      I can't see him earning any more anywhere else
    • 11. used to ascertain or express comprehension, agreement, or continued attention, or to emphasize that an earlier prediction was correct:

      it has to be the answer, don't you see? see, I told you I'd come
    • 12. experience or witness (an event or situation):

      I shall not live to see it I can't bear to see you so unhappy
    • 13. be the time or setting of (something):

      the 1970s saw the beginning of a technological revolution
    • 14. meet (someone one knows) socially or by chance:

      I saw Colin last night
      Synonym : meet (by chance), encounter, run into, run across, stumble on/across, happen on, chance on, come across, bump into, run against, meet (by arrangement), meet up with, get together with, have a meeting, have meetings, meet socially, make a date with
    • 15. visit (a person or place):

      I went to see Caroline see Alaska in style
    • 16. meet regularly as a boyfriend or girlfriend:

      some guy she was seeing was messing her around
      Synonym : go out with, be dating, take out, be someone's boyfriend/girlfriend, keep company with, go with, be with, court, have a fling with, have an affair with, dally with, go steady with, walk out with, step out with
    • 17. consult (a specialist or professional):

      you may need to see a solicitor
      Synonym : consult, confer with, talk to, speak to, seek advice/information from, call in, take counsel from, have recourse to, turn to, ask, call on
    • 18. give an interview or consultation to:

      the doctor will see you now
      Synonym : interview, give an interview to, give a consultation to, give an audience to, give a hearing to, receive, talk to, examine, treat
    • 19. escort or conduct (someone) to a specified place:

      don't bother seeing me out
    • 20. ensure:

      Lucy saw to it that everyone got enough to eat see that no harm comes to him
    • 21. attend to; provide for the wants of:

      I'll see to Dad's tea
    • 22. (in poker or brag) equal the bet of (an opponent).

  3. Variation

    • v.: verb: see, 3rd person present: sees, gerund or present participle: seeing, past tense: saw, past participle: seen

    • noun

      the place in which a cathedral church stands, identified as the seat of authority of a bishop or archbishop.
    • verb

      perceive with the eyes; discern visually:

      be or become aware of something from observation or from a written or other visual source:

    • noun

      the place in which a cathedral church stands, identified as the seat of authority of a bishop or archbishop.
    • noun

      a hand tool for cutting wood or other materials, typically with a long, thin serrated steel blade and operated using a backward and forward movement.

      a mechanical power-driven tool for cutting, typically with a toothed rotating disk or moving band.

    • verb

      cut (something, especially wood or a tree) using a saw:

      make or form (something) using a saw:

    • noun

      a proverb or maxim:
    • verb

      past of see
    • noun

      a hand tool for cutting wood or other hard materials, typically with a long, thin serrated blade and operated using a backwards and forwards movement.

      a mechanical power-driven tool for cutting which has a toothed rotating disc or moving band.

    • verb

      cut (something) using a saw:

      make or form (something) using a saw:

    • verb

      past of see
    • noun

      a proverb or maxim:
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