fail to see/understand


: to not understand
often used when someone does not agree with something
I fail to see/understand why we need to change the current system.

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web That includes more training for police officers, who critics complain sometimes fail to see warning signs. New York Times, 23 Jan. 2022 There is another side to the story that critics fail to see in their incessant rage campaign against the organization. Steven Aquino, Forbes, 11 Oct. 2021 In practice, these trends have exacerbated economic inequality, and also led to falling private investment as businesses fail to see sufficient demand from consumers, who often turn to debt to make up for a lack of wage growth. Tim Fernholz, Quartz, 27 Aug. 2021 Profiting in the present, American businesses fail to see possible long-term damage to the U.S. Manyin Li, National Review, 7 Mar. 2021 Black women have little recourse when doctors refuse to judge them as authorities on their own bodies, or fail to see them as deserving of care. Nora Caplan-bricker, The New Yorker, 10 Aug. 2020 Many Americans have no concept of high-speed rail and fail to see its value. Ben Jones, CNN, 18 Apr. 2023 Only those who don’t have to inject themselves with needles all day could fail to see the value of an inhaled insulin. The Editorial Board, WSJ, 1 Mar. 2023 How could anyone fail to see that this ... brings very few, if any, tangible benefits to struggling black families? Arkansas Online, 16 Jan. 2023 See More

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“Fail to see/understand.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 31 May. 2023.

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