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See

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
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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
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Experience or witness (an event or situation)
I shall not live to see it
I can't bear to see you so unhappy
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Meet (someone one knows) socially or by chance
I saw Colin last night
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Escort or conduct (someone) to a specified place
Don't bother seeing me out
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Ensure
See that no harm comes to him
Lucy saw to it that everyone got enough to eat
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(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.
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The place in which a cathedral church stands, identified as the seat of authority of a bishop or archbishop.
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To perceive with the eye
Do you see the hawk in the tree?.
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To detect by means analogous to use of the eye
The surveillance camera saw the intruders.
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To attend or view as a spectator
Saw a play.
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To refer to or look at
Persons interested in the book's history should see page one of the preface.
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To become aware of or apprehend
She saw from his expression that he did not want to go.
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To find out or ascertain, often by moving
Please see who's knocking.
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To take note of; recognize
She sees only the good aspects of the organization.
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To consider to be; regard
Many see her as an inspiring figure.
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To have a mental image of; visualize
They could still see their hometown as it once was.
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To foresee or imagine
I see great things for that child.
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To know through firsthand experience; undergo or experience
He saw service in the navy. She has seen many changes in her lifetime.
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To be characterized by; be the time for
"The 1930s saw the development of sulfa drugs and penicillin" (Gregg Easterbrook).
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To be subjected to; undergo
This word sees a lot of use in sports.
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To visit, meet, or be in the company of
I saw all my aunts and uncles at the reunion.
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To share the companionship of as a romantic partner
He's been seeing the same woman for eight years.
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To visit for consultation
You ought to see your doctor more frequently.
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To admit or receive, as for consultation or a social visit
The doctor will see you now.
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To escort; attend
I'm seeing Amy home.
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To make sure; take care
See that it gets done right away.
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To meet (a bet) in card games.
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To meet the bet of (another player).
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To have the power to perceive with the eyes
Once I got glasses I could see much better.
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To have the ability to detect or record visual information
This telescope sees far into space.
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To understand; comprehend
As you can see, life in medieval Europe was difficult.
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To consider
Let's see, which suitcase should we take?.
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To go and look
She had to see for herself and went into the garage.
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To ascertain; find out
We probably can do it, but we'll have to see.
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To have foresight
"No man can see to the end of time" (John F. Kennedy).
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The official seat, center of authority, jurisdiction, or office of a bishop.
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(Obsolete) A cathedra.
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(transitive) To perceive or detect someone or something with the eyes, or as if by sight.
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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.
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To watch (a movie) at a cinema, or a show on television etc.
I saw the latest Tarantino flick last week.
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To form a mental picture of.
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(figuratively) To understand.
Do you see what I mean?
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To come to a realization of having been mistaken or misled.
They're blind to the damage they do, but someday they'll see.
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(transitive) To foresee, predict, or prophesy.
The oracle saw the destruction of the city.
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(used in the imperative) Used to emphasise a proposition.
You see, Johnny, your Dad isn't your real father.
You're not welcome here any more, see?
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(social) To meet, to visit.
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To have an interview with; especially, to make a call upon; to visit.
To go to see a friend
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To date frequently.
I've been seeing her for two months.
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To visit for a medical appointment.
You should see a doctor about that rash on your arm.
I've been seeing a therapist for three years now.
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(transitive; ergative) To be the setting or time of.
The 20th century saw humanity's first space exploration.
1999 saw the release of many great films.
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(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.
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(transitive) To wait upon; attend, escort.
I saw the old lady safely across the road.
You can see yourself out.
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To respond to another player's bet with a bet of equal value.
I'll see your twenty dollars and raise you ten.
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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.
You think I can't beat you in a race, eh? We'll see.
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(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).
For a complete proof of the Poincaré conjecture, see Appendix C.
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To examine something closely, or to utilize something, often as a temporary alternative.
Can I see that lighter for a second? Mine just quit working.
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To include as one of something's experiences.
The equipment has not seen usage outside of our projects.
I saw military service in Vietnam.
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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.
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A diocese, archdiocese; a region of a church, generally headed by a bishop, especially an archbishop.
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The office of a bishop or archbishop; bishopric or archbishopric
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A seat; a site; a place where sovereign power is exercised.
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A seat; a site; a place where sovereign power is exercised.
Jove laughed on Venus from his sovereign see.
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The seat of episcopal power; a diocese; the jurisdiction of a bishop; as, the see of New York.
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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.
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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?
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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.
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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.
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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.
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To accompany in person; to escort; to wait upon; as, to see one home; to see one aboard the cars.
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In poker and similar games at cards, to meet (a bet), or to equal the bet of (a player), by staking the same sum.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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The seat within a bishop's diocese where his cathedral is located
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Come together;
I'll probably see you at the meeting
How nice to see you again!
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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
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Go to see for professional or business reasons;
You should see a lawyer
We had to see a psychiatrist
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Go to see for a social visit;
I went to see my friend Mary the other day
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Visit a place, as for entertainment;
We went to see the Eiffel Tower in the morning
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Take charge of or deal with;
Could you see about lunch?
I must attend to this matter
She took care of this business
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Receive as a specified guest;
The doctor will see you now
The minister doesn't see anybody before noon
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Date regularly; have a steady relationship with;
Did you know that she is seeing an older man?
He is dating his former wife again!
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See and understand, have a good eye;
The artist must first learn to see
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Deliberate or decide;
See whether you can come tomorrow
Let's see--which movie should we see tonight?
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Observe as if with an eye;
The camera saw the burglary and recorded it
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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
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Go or live through;
We had many trials to go through
He saw action in Viet Nam
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Accompany or escort;
I'll see you to the door
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Match or meet;
I saw the bet of one of my fellow players
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Make sense of; assign a meaning to;
What message do you see in this letter?
How do you interpret his behavior?
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Compare (used in texts to point the reader to another location in the text)
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