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Peek vs. See

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Peekverb

To look slyly, or with the eyes half closed, or through a crevice; to peep.

Seeverb

(stative) To perceive or detect with the eyes, or as if by sight.

Peekverb

To be only slightly, partially visible, as if peering out from a hiding place.

Seeverb

To witness or observe by personal experience.

‘Now I've seen it all!’; ‘I have been blind since birth and I love to read Braille. When the books arrive in from the library, I can’t wait to see what stories they have sent me.’; ‘I saw military service in Vietnam.’;

Peekverb

To retrieve (a value) from a memory address.

Seeverb

To form a mental picture of.

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Peekverb

To look surreptitiously, or with the eyes half closed, or through a crevice; to peep.

Seeverb

(figuratively) To understand.

‘Do you see what I mean?’;

Peeknoun

a secret look

Seeverb

To come to a realization of having been mistaken or misled.

‘They're blind to the damage they do, but someday they'll see.’;

Peekverb

throw a glance at; take a brief look at;

‘She only glanced at the paper’; ‘I only peeked--I didn't see anything interesting’;

Seeverb

(social) To meet, to visit.

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Seeverb

To have an interview with; especially, to make a call upon; to visit.

‘to go to see a friend’;

Seeverb

To date frequently.

‘I've been seeing her for two months’;

Seeverb

(transitive) To be the setting or time of.

‘The 20th century saw humanity's first space exploration.’;

Seeverb

(by extension) To ensure that something happens, especially while witnessing it.

‘I'll see you hang for this!’; ‘I saw that they didn't make any more trouble.’;

Seeverb

(gambling) To respond to another player's bet with a bet of equal value.

‘I'll see your twenty dollars and raise you ten.’;

Seeverb

To foresee, predict, or prophesy.

‘The oracle saw the destruction of the city.’;

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Seeverb

To determine by trial or experiment; to find out (if or whether).

‘I'll come over later and see if I can fix your computer.’;

Seeverb

(used in the imperative) Used to emphasise a proposition.

‘You see, Johnny, your Dad isn't your real dad.’;

Seeverb

(used in the imperative) To reference or to study for further details.

‘Step 4: In the system, check out the laptop to the student (see: "Logging Resources" in the Tutor Manual).’; ‘This article is about the insect. For the English rock band, see [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Beatles The Beatles].’; ‘For a complete proof of the Poincaré conjecture, see Appendix C.’;

Seeinterjection

Directing the audience to pay attention to the following

‘See here, fellas, there's no need for all this rucus!’;

Seeinterjection

Introducing an explanation

‘See, in order to win the full prize we would have to come up with a scheme to land a rover on the Moon.’;

Seenoun

A diocese, archdiocese; a region of a church, generally headed by a bishop, especially an archbishop.

Seenoun

The office of a bishop or archbishop; bishopric or archbishopric

Seenoun

A seat; a site; a place where sovereign power is exercised.

Seenoun

A seat; a site; a place where sovereign power is exercised.

‘Jove laughed on Venus from his sovereign see.’;

Seenoun

The seat of episcopal power; a diocese; the jurisdiction of a bishop; as, the see of New York.

Seeverb

To perceive by the eye; to have knowledge of the existence and apparent qualities of by the organs of sight; to behold; to descry; to view.

‘I will now turn aside, and see this great sight.’;

Seeverb

To perceive by mental vision; to form an idea or conception of; to note with the mind; to observe; to discern; to distinguish; to understand; to comprehend; to ascertain.

‘Go, I pray thee, see whether it be well with thy brethren.’; ‘Jesus saw that he answered discreetly.’; ‘Who's so grossThat seeth not this palpable device?’;

Seeverb

To follow with the eyes, or as with the eyes; to watch; to regard attentively; to look after.

‘I had a mind to see him out, and therefore did not care for contradicting him.’;

Seeverb

To have an interview with; especially, to make a call upon; to visit; as, to go to see a friend.

‘And Samuel came no more to see Saul until the day of his death.’;

Seeverb

To fall in with; to meet or associate with; to have intercourse or communication with; hence, to have knowledge or experience of; as, to see military service.

‘Make us glad according to the days wherein thou hast afflicted us, and the years wherein we have seen evil.’; ‘Verily, verily, I say unto you, if a man keep my saying, he shall never see death.’; ‘Improvement in wisdom and prudence by seeing men.’;

Seeverb

To accompany in person; to escort; to wait upon; as, to see one home; to see one aboard the cars.

Seeverb

In poker and similar games at cards, to meet (a bet), or to equal the bet of (a player), by staking the same sum.

Seeverb

To have the power of sight, or of perceiving by the proper organs; to possess or employ the sense of vision; as, he sees distinctly.

‘Whereas I was blind, now I see.’;

Seeverb

Figuratively: To have intellectual apprehension; to perceive; to know; to understand; to discern; - often followed by a preposition, as through, or into.

‘For judgment I am come into this world, that they which see not might see; and that they which see might be made blind.’; ‘Many sagacious persons will find us out, . . . and see through all our fine pretensions.’;

Seeverb

To be attentive; to take care; to give heed; - generally with to; as, to see to the house.

‘See that ye fall not out by the way.’; ‘Cassio's a proper man, let me see now, -To get his place.’;

Seenoun

the seat within a bishop's diocese where his cathedral is located

Seeverb

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’;

Seeverb

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’;

Seeverb

perceive or be contemporaneous with;

‘We found Republicans winning the offices’; ‘You'll see a lot of cheating in this school’; ‘I want to see results’; ‘The 1960 saw the rebellion of the younger generation against established traditions’; ‘I want to see results’;

Seeverb

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’;

Seeverb

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’;

Seeverb

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’;

Seeverb

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’;

Seeverb

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’;

Seeverb

come together;

‘I'll probably see you at the meeting’; ‘How nice to see you again!’;

Seeverb

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’;

Seeverb

go to see for professional or business reasons;

‘You should see a lawyer’; ‘We had to see a psychiatrist’;

Seeverb

go to see for a social visit;

‘I went to see my friend Mary the other day’;

Seeverb

visit a place, as for entertainment;

‘We went to see the Eiffel Tower in the morning’;

Seeverb

take charge of or deal with;

‘Could you see about lunch?’; ‘I must attend to this matter’; ‘She took care of this business’;

Seeverb

receive as a specified guest;

‘the doctor will see you now’; ‘The minister doesn't see anybody before noon’;

Seeverb

date regularly; have a steady relationship with;

‘Did you know that she is seeing an older man?’; ‘He is dating his former wife again!’;

Seeverb

see and understand, have a good eye;

‘The artist must first learn to see’;

Seeverb

deliberate or decide;

‘See whether you can come tomorrow’; ‘let's see--which movie should we see tonight?’;

Seeverb

observe as if with an eye;

‘The camera saw the burglary and recorded it’;

Seeverb

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’;

Seeverb

go or live through;

‘We had many trials to go through’; ‘he saw action in Viet Nam’;

Seeverb

accompany or escort;

‘I'll see you to the door’;

Seeverb

match or meet;

‘I saw the bet of one of my fellow players’;

Seeverb

make sense of; assign a meaning to;

‘What message do you see in this letter?’; ‘How do you interpret his behavior?’;

Seeadverb

compare (used in texts to point the reader to another location in the text)

Seeverb

perceive with the eyes; discern visually

‘Andrew couldn't see out of his left eye’; ‘in the distance she could see the blue sea’; ‘I can't see into the future’;

Seeverb

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’;

Seeverb

be a spectator of (a film, game, or other entertainment); watch

‘I went to see King Lear at the Old Vic’;

Seeverb

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)’;

Seeverb

discern or deduce after reflection or from information; understand

‘I can't see any other way to treat it’; ‘she could see what Rhoda meant’; ‘I saw that perhaps he was right’;

Seeverb

ascertain after inquiring, considering, or discovering an outcome

‘I'll go along to the club and see if I can get a game’;

Seeverb

regard in a specified way

‘he saw himself as a good teacher’; ‘you and I see things differently’;

Seeverb

find good or attractive qualities in (someone)

‘I don't know what I see in you’;

Seeverb

view or predict as a possibility; envisage

‘I can't see him earning any more anywhere else’;

Seeverb

used to ascertain or express comprehension, agreement, or continued attention, or to emphasize that an earlier prediction was correct

‘see, I told you I'd come’; ‘it has to be the answer, don't you see?’;

Seeverb

experience or witness (an event or situation)

‘I shall not live to see it’; ‘I can't bear to see you so unhappy’;

Seeverb

be the time or setting of (something)

‘the 1970s saw the beginning of a technological revolution’;

Seeverb

meet (someone one knows) socially or by chance

‘I saw Colin last night’;

Seeverb

visit (a person or place)

‘see Alaska in style’; ‘I went to see Caroline’;

Seeverb

meet regularly as a boyfriend or girlfriend

‘some guy she was seeing was messing her around’;

Seeverb

consult (a specialist or professional)

‘you may need to see a solicitor’;

Seeverb

give an interview or consultation to

‘the doctor will see you now’;

Seeverb

escort or conduct (someone) to a specified place

‘don't bother seeing me out’;

Seeverb

ensure

‘see that no harm comes to him’; ‘Lucy saw to it that everyone got enough to eat’;

Seeverb

(in poker or brag) equal the bet of (an opponent) and require them to reveal their cards in order to determine who has won the hand.

Seenoun

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

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