|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|
"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"
|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|
"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"
|17.||[ verb ] check, try, or ascertain|
"See whether it works!"
|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|
"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"
|25.||[ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 3554|
|26.||[ verb ] 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"
|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|
: "I'll see you to the door"
|29.||[ noun ] (government,geography) the seat within a bishop's diocese where his cathedral is located|
|Related terms:||center seat Holy_See diocese|