[ US /ˈsi/ ]
[ UK /sˈiː/ ]
  1. go to see a place, as for entertainment
    We went to see the Eiffel Tower in the morning
  2. undergo or live through a difficult experience
    We had many trials to go through
    he saw action in Viet Nam
  3. be careful or certain to do something; make certain of something
    He verified that the valves were closed
    control the quality of the product
    See that the curtains are closed
  4. date regularly; have a steady relationship with
    Did you know that she is seeing an older man?
    He is dating his former wife again!
  5. 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
  6. receive as a specified guest
    the doctor will see you now
    The minister doesn't see anybody before noon
  7. get to know or become aware of, usually accidentally
    I see that you have been promoted
    I learned that she has two grown-up children
  8. perceive (an idea or situation) mentally
    I don't understand the idea
    Now I see!
    I just can't see your point
    Does she realize how important this decision is?
  9. perceive by sight or have the power to perceive by sight
    You have to be a good observer to see all the details
    He is blind--he cannot see
    Can you see the bird in that tree?
  10. find out, learn, or determine with certainty, usually by making an inquiry or other effort
    Check whether the train leaves on time
    See whether it works
    I want to see whether she speaks French
    find out if he speaks Russian
  11. 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
  12. match or meet
    I saw the bet of one of my fellow players
  13. 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
  14. accompany or escort
    I'll see you to the door
  15. go to see for professional or business reasons
    You should see a lawyer
    We had to see a psychiatrist
  16. observe as if with an eye
    The camera saw the burglary and recorded it
  17. come together
    I'll probably see you at the meeting
    How nice to see you again!
  18. make sense of; assign a meaning to
    How do you interpret his behavior?
    What message do you see in this letter?
  19. see and understand, have a good eye
    The artist must first learn to see
  20. go to see for a social visit
    I went to see my friend Mary the other day
  21. perceive or be contemporaneous with
    We found Republicans winning the offices
    I want to see results
    The 1960's saw the rebellion of the younger generation against established traditions
    You'll see a lot of cheating in this school
  22. take charge of or deal with
    I must attend to this matter
    Could you see about lunch?
    She took care of this business
  23. see or watch
    view an exhibition
    view a show on television
    see a movie
    Catch a show on Broadway
    This program will be seen all over the world
  24. deliberate or decide
    See whether you can come tomorrow
    let's see--which movie should we see tonight?
  1. the seat within a bishop's diocese where his cathedral is located
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How To Use see In A Sentence

  • When we see her, we remember that hot July day doing five knots pulling Jess and Jerry on a tube and Russ skippering his first yacht.
  • Intellectual Dublin seemed no longer to consist of writers, but of folk singers, bearded or otherwise.
  • It also seems to carry the well-tempered glow of late Woody Allen with a well-satisfied view of late life and with few illusions. The Unshine Boys
  • As the holiday movie season winds down, we thought we'd preview the films of 2003 to see which ones stand out and which should stand down.
  • Note that you'll be able to find the demonstration projects themselves as open-source projects on the companion site to the column (see Resources).
  • I learned how to negotiate fights between adolescent girls without making it seem like parental interference.
  • Maurice Mair seemed to spin like a teetotum and pitch upon his face like a ninepin. The Complete Father Brown
  • Police are anxious to trace two men seen leaving the house just before 8am.
  • The first batch of ten shows is seen as a test of viewer demand. Times, Sunday Times
  • It's impossible to look at yourself in a pair of new frames and not see another character. Times, Sunday Times
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