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 see see

noun

  • the seat within a bishop's diocese where his cathedral is located  ( see )
    the seat within a bishop's diocese where his cathedral is located
  • verb

  • () perceive by sight or have the power to perceive by sight  ( see )
    perceive by sight or have the power to perceive by sight
     You have to be a good observer to see all the details
    You have to be a good observer to see all the details
     Can you see the bird in that tree?
    Can you see the bird in that tree?
     He is blind--he cannot see
    He is blind--he cannot see
  • () perceive (an idea or situation) mentally  ( realise, understand, realize, see )
    perceive (an idea or situation) mentally
     Now I see!
    Now I see!
     I just can't see your point
    I just can't see your point
     Does she realize how important this decision is?
    Does she realize how important this decision is?
     I don't understand the idea
    I don't understand the idea
  • () perceive or be contemporaneous with  ( witness, find, see )
    perceive or be contemporaneous with
     We found Republicans winning the offices
    We found Republicans winning the offices
     You'll see a lot of cheating in this school
    You'll see a lot of cheating in this school
     The 1960's saw the rebellion of the younger generation against established traditions
    The 1960's saw the rebellion of the younger generation against established traditions
     I want to see results
    I want to see results
  • () imagine; conceive of; see in one's mind  ( image, project, visualise, fancy, figure, envision, visualize, picture, see )
    imagine; conceive of; see in one's mind
     I can't see him on horseback!
    I can't see him on horseback!
     I can see what will happen
    I can see what will happen
     I can see a risk in this strategy
    I can see a risk in this strategy
  • () deem to be  ( reckon, view, regard, see, consider )
    deem to be
     She views this quite differently from me
    She views this quite differently from me
     I consider her to be shallow
    I consider her to be shallow
     I don't see the situation quite as negatively as you do
    I don't see the situation quite as negatively as you do
  • () get to know or become aware of, usually accidentally  ( get a line, get wind, get word, pick up, find out, discover, see, learn, hear )
    get to know or become aware of, usually accidentally
     I learned that she has two grown-up children
    I learned that she has two grown-up children
     I see that you have been promoted
    I see that you have been promoted
  • () see or watch  ( catch, take in, view, watch, see )
    see or watch
     view a show on television
    view a show on television
     This program will be seen all over the world
    This program will be seen all over the world
     view an exhibition
    view an exhibition
     Catch a show on Broadway
    Catch a show on Broadway
     see a movie
    see a movie
  • () find out, learn, or determine with certainty, usually by making an inquiry or other effort  ( ascertain, check, determine, learn, watch, find out, see )
    find out, learn, or determine with certainty, usually by making an inquiry or other effort
     I want to see whether she speaks French
    I want to see whether she speaks French
     See whether it works
    See whether it works
     find out if he speaks Russian
    find out if he speaks Russian
     Check whether the train leaves on time
    Check whether the train leaves on time
  • () come together  ( come across, run into, run across, encounter, see, meet )
    come together
     I'll probably see you at the meeting
    I'll probably see you at the meeting
     How nice to see you again!
    How nice to see you again!
  • () be careful or certain to do something; make certain of something  ( control, ascertain, ensure, see to it, assure, check, insure, see )
    be careful or certain to do something; make certain of something
     He verified that the valves were closed
    He verified that the valves were closed
     See that the curtains are closed
    See that the curtains are closed
     control the quality of the product
    control the quality of the product
  • () go to see for professional or business reasons  ( see )
    go to see for professional or business reasons
     You should see a lawyer
    You should see a lawyer
     We had to see a psychiatrist
    We had to see a psychiatrist
  • () go to see for a social visit  ( see )
    go to see for a social visit
     I went to see my friend Mary the other day
    I went to see my friend Mary the other day
  • () go to see a place, as for entertainment  ( see, visit )
    go to see a place, as for entertainment
     We went to see the Eiffel Tower in the morning
    We went to see the Eiffel Tower in the morning
  • () take charge of or deal with  ( look, attend, take care, see )
    take charge of or deal with
     Could you see about lunch?
    Could you see about lunch?
     I must attend to this matter
    I must attend to this matter
     She took care of this business
    She took care of this business
  • () receive as a specified guest  ( see )
    receive as a specified guest
     the doctor will see you now
    the doctor will see you now
     The minister doesn't see anybody before noon
    The minister doesn't see anybody before noon
  • () deliberate or decide  ( see )
    deliberate or decide
     See whether you can come tomorrow
    See whether you can come tomorrow
     let's see--which movie should we see tonight?
    let's see--which movie should we see tonight?
  • () see and understand, have a good eye  ( see )
    see and understand, have a good eye
     The artist must first learn to see
    The artist must first learn to see
  • () date regularly; have a steady relationship with  ( date, go out, go steady, see )
    date regularly; have a steady relationship with
     Did you know that she is seeing an older man?
    Did you know that she is seeing an older man?
     He is dating his former wife again!
    He is dating his former wife again!
  • make sense of; assign a meaning to  ( see, construe, interpret )
    make sense of; assign a meaning to
     What message do you see in this letter?
    What message do you see in this letter?
     How do you interpret his behavior?
    How do you interpret his behavior?
  • match or meet  ( see )
    match or meet
     I saw the bet of one of my fellow players
    I saw the bet of one of my fellow players
  • accompany or escort  ( escort, see )
    accompany or escort
     I'll see you to the door
    I'll see you to the door
  • undergo or live through a difficult experience  ( see, go through, experience )
    undergo or live through a difficult experience
     We had many trials to go through
    We had many trials to go through
     he saw action in Viet Nam
    he saw action in Viet Nam
  • observe, check out, and look over carefully or inspect  ( see, examine )
    observe, check out, and look over carefully or inspect
     The customs agent examined the baggage
    The customs agent examined the baggage
     I must see your passport before you can enter the country
    I must see your passport before you can enter the country
  • observe as if with an eye  ( see )
    observe as if with an eye
     The camera saw the burglary and recorded it
    The camera saw the burglary and recorded it


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