Definition of see

"see" in the noun sense

1. see

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

"see" in the verb sense

1. see

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

2. understand, realize, realise, see

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"

3. witness, find, see

perceive or be contemporaneous with

"We found Republicans winning the offices"

"You'll see a lot of cheating in this school"

"The 1960's saw the rebellion of the younger generation against established traditions"

"I want to see results"

4. visualize, visualise, envision, project, fancy, see, figure, picture, image

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"

5. see, consider, reckon, view, regard

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"

6. learn, hear, get word, get wind, pick up, find out, get a line, discover, see

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"

7. watch, view, see, catch, take in

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"

8. meet, run into, encounter, run across, come across, see

come together

"I'll probably see you at the meeting"

"How nice to see you again!"

9. determine, check, find out, see, ascertain, watch, learn

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"

10. see, check, insure, see to it, ensure, control, ascertain, assure

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"

11. see

go to see for professional or business reasons

"You should see a lawyer"

"We had to see a psychiatrist"

12. see

go to see for a social visit

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

13. visit, see

go to see a place, as for entertainment

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

14. attend, take care, look, see

take charge of or deal with

"Could you see about lunch?"

"I must attend to this matter"

"She took care of this business"

15. see

receive as a specified guest

"the doctor will see you now"

"The minister doesn't see anybody before noon"

16. go steady, go out, date, see

date regularly have a steady relationship with

"Did you know that she is seeing an older man?"

"He is dating his former wife again!"

17. see

see and understand, have a good eye

"The artist must first learn to see"

18. see

deliberate or decide

"See whether you can come tomorrow"

"let's see

19. see

observe as if with an eye

"The camera saw the burglary and recorded it"

20. examine, see

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"

21. experience, see, go through

undergo or live through a difficult experience

"We had many trials to go through"

"he saw action in Viet Nam"

22. see, escort

accompany or escort

"I'll see you to the door"

23. see

match or meet

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

24. interpret, construe, see

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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Quotations for see

See and to be seen. [ Ben Jonson ]

Four eyes see more than two. [ Proverb ]

God comes to see without a bell. [ English Proverb, collected by George Herbert ]

When you see fair hair, be pitiful. [ George Eliot ]

A blind man will be glad to see it. [ Proverb ]

It is easy to see, hard to foresee. [ Franklin ]

Better to be blind than to see ill. [ English Proverb, collected by George Herbert ]

I now see which leg you are lame of. [ Proverb ]

Lookers-on see more than the players. [ Proverb ]

He cannot see the wood for the trees. [ German Proverb ]

See how they beg an alms of flattery! [ Young ]

Being too blind to have desire to see. [ Tennyson ]

If you cannot see the bottom, wade not. [ Proverb ]

We weep and laugh, as we see others do. [ Roscommon ]

Must hear, and see, and speak the best. [ Proverb ]

See what a ready tongue suspicion hath! [ William Shakespeare ]

The gods see the deeds of the righteous. [ Ovid ]

At the game's end we shall see who gains. [ English Proverb, collected by George Herbert ]

None so blind as those that will not see. [ Mathew Henry ]

He is very blind who does not see the sun. [ Italian Proverb ]

It would vex a dog to see a pudding creep. [ Proverb ]

It is an ill sign to see a fox lick a lamb. [ Proverb ]

I desire to see the things which are above. [ Motto ]

See how the skilful lover spreads his toils. [ Stillingfleet ]

Good men but see death, the wicked taste it. [ Ben Jonson ]

Greatness, as we daily see it, is unsociable. [ Landor ]

The eye sees what it brings the power to see. [ Carlyle ]

Passion makes us feel, but never see clearly. [ Montesquieu ]

Many kiss the hands they wish to see cut off. [ Proverb ]

Call me not an olive till thou see me gathered. [ English Proverb, collected by George Herbert ]

Many see more with one eye than others with two. [ German Proverb ]

She who desires to see, desires also to be seen. [ Cervantes ]

Know not what you know, and see not what you see. [ Plautus ]

It is in great dangers that we see great courage. [ Regnard ]

In the mirror we see the face; in wine, the heart. [ German Proverb ]

It is a most sad sight to see an old man in misery. [ Proverb ]

Great persons seldom see their face in a true glass. [ Proverb ]

We build statues of snow, and weep to see them melt. [ Walter Scott ]

As much of heaven is visible as we have eyes to see. [ William Winter ]

At the end of the game, you'll see who's the winner. [ Proverb ]

The world is his who can see through its pretension. [ Emerson ]

Light is light, though the blind man doesn't see it. [ German Proverb ]

It is very pretty to see a poor man give to the rich. [ Proverb ]

Blessed be the pure in heart, for they shall see God. [ Bible ]

Folded eyes see brighter colors than the open ever do. [ Mrs. Browning ]

In thy face I see the map of honor, truth, and loyalty. [ William Shakespeare ]

Every one is glad to see a knave caught in his own trap. [ Proverb ]

It is time enough to doff your hat when you see the man. [ Danish Proverb ]

He must stand high who would see his destiny to the end. [ Danish Proverb ]

Nothing is more terrible than to see ignorance in action. [ Goethe ]

How often we see the greatest genius buried in obscurity! [ Plautus ]

Full oft we see cold wisdom waiting on superfluous folly. [ Shakespeare ]

To see what is right and not to do it is want of courage. [ Confucius ]

Husband, don't believe what you see, but what I tell you. [ Proverb ]

We only see clearly when we have reached the depths of woe. [ Ouida ]

Men see better into other people's business than their own. [ Seneca ]

If we could but paint with the hand as we see with the eye! [ Balzac ]

I see and approve the better course, but I follow the worse. [ Ovid ]

Words, like glass, darken whatever they do not help us to see. [ Joubert ]

If the frog and mouse quarrel, the kite will see them a greed. [ Proverb ]

Beneath closed lids and folds of deepest shade we think we see. [ N. L. Frothingham ]

We are always looking into the future, but we see only the past. [ Madame Swetchine ]

As great pity to see a woman cry, as to see a goose go barefoot. [ Proverb ]

Prejudice, which sees what it pleases, cannot see what is plain. [ Aubrey de Vere ]

I am sorry to see how small a piece of religion will make a cloak. [ Sir William Waller ]

Never marry but for love; but see that thou lovest what is lovely. [ William Penn ]

Display is like shallow water, where you can see the muddy bottom. [ Alphonse Karr ]

It is more common to see an extreme love than a perfect friendship. [ Du Coeur ]

If you desire to see by my light, you must minister oil to my lamp. [ Proverb ]

May no good Christian ever see an ugly woman that affects niceness. [ Proverb ]

In friendship, we see only the faults which may injure our friends. [ Du Coeur ]

It is good to see in the misfortunes of others what we should avoid. [ Syrus ]

Hard pounding, gentlemen; but we shall see who can pound the longest. [ Wellington at Waterloo ]

See the mountains kiss high heavens, and the waves clasp one another. [ Shelley ]

What can the Creator see with greater pleasure than a happy creature? [ Lessing ]

A cat may look at a king, but can it see a king when it looks at him? [ John Ruskin ]

Friends, I owe more tears to this dead man than you shall see me pay. [ Shakespeare ]

We must be in some way like God in order that we may see God as He is. [ Chapin ]

If you tell me all you see, you'll tell what will make you feel shame. [ Gaelic Proverb ]

Drunkenness is a pair of spectacles to see the devil and all his works. [ Proverb ]

To see and listen to the wicked is already the beginning of wickedness. [ Confucius ]

It is no more sin to see a woman weep, than to see a goose go barefoot. [ Proverb ]

The nearer we approach great men, the clearer we see that they are men. [ Bruyere ]

To see the best is to see most clearly, and it is the lover's privilege. [ J. M. Barrie ]

All you'll get by it, you may put into your eyes, and not see the worse. [ Proverb ]

The words you've bandied are sufficient; 'Tis deeds that I prefer to see. [ Goethe ]

Eagles we see fly alone; and they are but sheep which always herd together. [ Sir P. Sidney ]

I always think the flowers can see us, and know what we are thinking about. [ George Eliot ]

Still it is a fine sight to see a man who has never changed his principles. [ Jules Favre ]

Look about, my son, and see how little wisdom it takes to govern the world. [ Oxenstiern ]

It is some relief to the unfortunate to see there are others more miserable. [ Proverb ]

Good men can more easily see through bad men than the latter can the former. [ Jean Paul Richter ]

It is often a sign of wit not to show it, and not to see that others want it. [ Madame Necker ]

Experience makes us see a wonderful difference between devotion and goodness. [ Pascal ]

I never wonder to see men wicked, but I often wonder to see them not ashamed. [ Swift ]

I am satisfied that we are less convinced by what we hear than by what we see. [ Herodotus ]

The eyes of our souls only then begin to see when our bodily eyes are closing. [ William Law ]

Where order in variety we see; and where, though all things differ, all agree. [ Pope ]

Hundreds can talk to one who can think; thousands can think to one who can see. [ Ruskin ]

On this side and on that, men see their friends drop off like leaves in autumn. [ Blair ]

Love is blind, and lovers cannot see the pretty follies that themselves commit. [ William Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice ]

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Words containing the sequence see

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addressee addressees

advisee advisees

beseech beseeched

beseech beseecher beseechers

beseech beseeches

beseech beseeching beseechingly

beseech beseeching beseechingness

beseech beseeching beseechings


devisee devisees

endorsee endorsees

foresee foreseeability

foresee foreseeable unforeseeable unforeseeableness

foresee foreseeing unforeseeing unforeseeingly

foresee foreseen unforeseen

foresee foreseer foreseers

foresee foresees

foresee unforeseeably

forsee forseeable

forsee forseen unforseen

franchisee franchisees nonfranchisees

franchisee nonfranchisee nonfranchisees

fricassee fricasseed

fricassee fricasseeing

fricassee fricassees

fusee fusees

indorsee indorsees

lessee lessees lesseeship lesseeships

lessee lessees sublessees

lessee sublessee sublessees

licensee licensees sublicensees

licensee sublicensee sublicensees

outsee outseeing

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oversee overseed overseeded

oversee overseed overseeding

oversee overseed overseeds

oversee overseeing

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oversee overseer overseers

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pharisee pharisees

releasee releasees

seeable foreseeable unforeseeable unforeseeableness

seeable forseeable

seeable seeableness unforeseeableness

seeable unseeable

seeably unforeseeably

seed aniseed

seed axseed axseeds flaxseeds

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seed beniseed beniseeds

seed birdseed birdseeds

seed bladderseed

seed cloudseed cloudseeded

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seed pumpkinseed pumpkinseeds

seed rapeseed grapeseed grapeseeds

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seeing allseeing

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seeing outseeing

seeing overseeing

seeing sightseeing sightseeings

seeing underseeing

seeing unseeing unseeingly

seek reseek reseeked

seek reseek reseeking pleasureseeking

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seek seeker jobseeker jobseekers

seek seeker seekers jobseekers

seek seeker seekers sunseekers

seek seeker sunseeker sunseekers

seek seeking heatseeking

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seek seeking selfseeking

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seek unseekable

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seem beseem beseemliness

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seem seemed beseemed misbeseemed

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seem seemlier unseemlier

seem seemliest

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seen foreseen unforeseen

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seep seepage seepages

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seething seethingly


sightsee sightseeing sightseeings

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