see is the dictionary form of seen Definition of see
1. [ verb ] 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"

Related terms: perceive behold glimpse get_a_look watch eyesight visual_perception
2. [ verb ] perceive mentally, as of an idea
Synonyms: realize understand realise

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

Related terms: appreciate perceive visualize understanding
3. [ verb ] perceive with any or all of one's senses
Synonyms: find witness

"We found Republicans winning the offices" "You'll see a lot of cheating in this school" give rise to or be characterized by "The 1960 saw the rebellion of the younger generation" "I want to see results"

Related terms: experience catch learn find spectator
4. [ verb ] imagine; conceive of; see in one's mind
Synonyms: picture visualize envision fancy figure visualise image project

"I can't see him on horseback!" "I can see what will happen" "I can see a risk in this strategy"

Related terms: imagine understand visualise image mental_picture imagination illusion visionary visual_image fancy picturing figuration visualizer
5. [ verb ] consider or deem to be; regard
Synonyms: consider regard view reckon

"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"

Related terms: think deem expect include respect reconsider favor identify prize abstract like make capitalize disrespect reconsider consider honor receive relativize reify idealize call interpret position
6. [ verb ] get to know or become aware of, usually accidentally
Synonyms: hear learn discover find_out pick_up get_word get_a_line get_wind

"I learned that she has two grown-up children" "I see that you have been promoted"

Related terms: discover trip_up wise_up get_the_goods ascertain witness discovery discovery
7. [ adverb ] compare (used in texts to point the reader to another location in the text)
Synonyms: see_also cf confer cf.
8. [ verb ] see or watch
Synonyms: watch view take_in catch

"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"

Related terms: watch visualise spectate preview view spectator watch seer
9. [ verb ] come together
Synonyms: meet encounter ran_into run_across foregather come_across forgather

"I'll probably see you at the meeting" "How nice to see you again!"

Related terms: intersect meet encounter
10. [ verb ] find out, learn, or determine with certainty, usually by making an inquiry or other effort
Synonyms: find_out check ascertain watch learn determine

"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"

Related terms: test determine determination check
11. [ verb ] be careful or certain to do something; make certain of something
Synonyms: insure check assure see_to_it ensure ascertain control

"He verified that the valves were closed" "See that the curtains are closed" "control the quality of the product"

Related terms: verify cover proofread cross-check double-check control card spot-check cinch determine control check check
12. [ verb ] go to see for professional or business reasons

"You should see a lawyer" "We had to see a psychiatrist"

Related terms: visit
13. [ verb ] go to see for a social visit

"I went to see my friend Mary the other day"

Related terms: visit visit
14. [ verb ] visit a place, as for entertainment
Synonyms: visit

"We went to see the Eiffel Tower in the morning"

Related terms: tour take_in slum visitor
15. [ verb ] take charge of or deal with
Synonyms: take_care attend look

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

Related terms: care tend minister tend care
16. [ verb ] receive as a specified guest

"the doctor will see you now" "The minister doesn't see anybody before noon"

Related terms: receive
17. [ verb ] check, try, or ascertain
Synonyms: watch

"See whether it works!"

Related terms: watch
18. [ verb ] date regularly; have a steady relationship with
Synonyms: go_out go_steady date

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

Related terms: consort date date
19. [ verb ] deliberate or decide

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

Related terms: consider deliberate
20. [ verb ] see and understand, have a good eye

"The artist must first learn to see"

Related terms: understand eyesight
21. [ verb ] (games) match or meet in card games

"I saw the bet of one of my fellow players"

Related terms: bet card_game
22. [ verb ] make sense of; assign a meaning to
Synonyms: interpret construe

"What message do you see in this letter?" "How do you interpret his behavior?"

Related terms: understand read take mistake clarify read misconstrue educe reinterpret allegorize mythicise literalize read_between_the_lines spiritualize collocate_with interpretation exposition interpretation
23. [ verb ] go or live through
Synonyms: experience go_through undergo

"We had many trials to go through" "he saw action in Viet Nam"

Related terms: participate witness feel suffer know enjoy suffer come experience
24. [ verb ] observe as if with an eye

"The camera saw the burglary and recorded it"

Related terms: detect
25. [ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 3554
26. [ verb ] observe, check out, and look over carefully or inspect
Synonyms: examine

"The customs agent examined the baggage" "I must see your passport before you can enter the country"

Related terms: inspect search scan check size_up scan survey survey search peruse candle autopsy auscultate x-ray examination look
27. [ noun ] Woman's first name, popularity rank in the U.S. is 3684
28. [ verb ] accompany or escort
Synonyms: escort

: "I'll see you to the door"

Related terms: accompany
29. [ noun ] (government,geography) the seat within a bishop's diocese where his cathedral is located
Related terms: center seat Holy_See diocese
Similar spelling:   Sen