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Meaning & Definition of See in English

English

See

/si/

noun

1. The seat within a bishop's diocese where his cathedral is located

    synonym:
  • see

verb

1. Perceive by sight or have the power to perceive by sight

  • "You have to be a good observer to see all the details"
  • "Can you see the bird in that tree?"
  • "He is blind--he cannot see"
    synonym:
  • see

2. Perceive (an idea or situation) mentally

  • "Now i see!"
  • "I just can't see your point"
  • "Does she realize how important this decision is?"
  • "I don't understand the idea"
    synonym:
  • understand
  • ,
  • realize
  • ,
  • realise
  • ,
  • see

3. Perceive or be contemporaneous with

  • "We found republicans winning the offices"
  • "You'll see a lot of cheating in this school"
  • "The 1960's saw the rebellion of the younger generation against established traditions"
  • "I want to see results"
    synonym:
  • witness
  • ,
  • find
  • ,
  • see

4. Imagine

  • Conceive of
  • See in one's mind
  • "I can't see him on horseback!"
  • "I can see what will happen"
  • "I can see a risk in this strategy"
    synonym:
  • visualize
  • ,
  • visualise
  • ,
  • envision
  • ,
  • project
  • ,
  • fancy
  • ,
  • see
  • ,
  • figure
  • ,
  • picture
  • ,
  • image

5. Deem to be

  • "She views this quite differently from me"
  • "I consider her to be shallow"
  • "I don't see the situation quite as negatively as you do"
    synonym:
  • see
  • ,
  • consider
  • ,
  • reckon
  • ,
  • view
  • ,
  • regard

6. Get to know or become aware of, usually accidentally

  • "I learned that she has two grown-up children"
  • "I see that you have been promoted"
    synonym:
  • learn
  • ,
  • hear
  • ,
  • get word
  • ,
  • get wind
  • ,
  • pick up
  • ,
  • find out
  • ,
  • get a line
  • ,
  • discover
  • ,
  • see

7. See or watch

  • "View a show on television"
  • "This program will be seen all over the world"
  • "View an exhibition"
  • "Catch a show on broadway"
  • "See a movie"
    synonym:
  • watch
  • ,
  • view
  • ,
  • see
  • ,
  • catch
  • ,
  • take in

8. Come together

  • "I'll probably see you at the meeting"
  • "How nice to see you again!"
    synonym:
  • meet
  • ,
  • run into
  • ,
  • encounter
  • ,
  • run across
  • ,
  • come across
  • ,
  • see

9. Find out, learn, or determine with certainty, usually by making an inquiry or other effort

  • "I want to see whether she speaks french"
  • "See whether it works"
  • "Find out if he speaks russian"
  • "Check whether the train leaves on time"
    synonym:
  • determine
  • ,
  • check
  • ,
  • find out
  • ,
  • see
  • ,
  • ascertain
  • ,
  • watch
  • ,
  • learn

10. Be careful or certain to do something

  • Make certain of something
  • "He verified that the valves were closed"
  • "See that the curtains are closed"
  • "Control the quality of the product"
    synonym:
  • see
  • ,
  • check
  • ,
  • insure
  • ,
  • see to it
  • ,
  • ensure
  • ,
  • control
  • ,
  • ascertain
  • ,
  • assure

11. Go to see for professional or business reasons

  • "You should see a lawyer"
  • "We had to see a psychiatrist"
    synonym:
  • see

12. Go to see for a social visit

  • "I went to see my friend mary the other day"
    synonym:
  • see

13. Go to see a place, as for entertainment

  • "We went to see the eiffel tower in the morning"
    synonym:
  • visit
  • ,
  • see

14. Take charge of or deal with

  • "Could you see about lunch?"
  • "I must attend to this matter"
  • "She took care of this business"
    synonym:
  • attend
  • ,
  • take care
  • ,
  • look
  • ,
  • see

15. Receive as a specified guest

  • "The doctor will see you now"
  • "The minister doesn't see anybody before noon"
    synonym:
  • see

16. Date regularly

  • Have a steady relationship with
  • "Did you know that she is seeing an older man?"
  • "He is dating his former wife again!"
    synonym:
  • go steady
  • ,
  • go out
  • ,
  • date
  • ,
  • see

17. See and understand, have a good eye

  • "The artist must first learn to see"
    synonym:
  • see

18. Deliberate or decide

  • "See whether you can come tomorrow"
  • "Let's see--which movie should we see tonight?"
    synonym:
  • see

19. Observe as if with an eye

  • "The camera saw the burglary and recorded it"
    synonym:
  • see

20. Observe, check out, and look over carefully or inspect

  • "The customs agent examined the baggage"
  • "I must see your passport before you can enter the country"
    synonym:
  • examine
  • ,
  • see

21. Go or live through

  • "We had many trials to go through"
  • "He saw action in viet nam"
    synonym:
  • experience
  • ,
  • see
  • ,
  • go through

22. Accompany or escort

  • "I'll see you to the door"
    synonym:
  • see
  • ,
  • escort

23. Match or meet

  • "I saw the bet of one of my fellow players"
    synonym:
  • see

24. Make sense of

  • Assign a meaning to
  • "What message do you see in this letter?"
  • "How do you interpret his behavior?"
    synonym:
  • interpret
  • ,
  • construe
  • ,
  • see

Examples of using

I went to see my parents.
A Mr. Sakaki has come to see you.
We'll see each other again.