fail to see/understand

idiom

: 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.

Examples of fail to see/understand in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Its policymakers fail to see that many of the Kremlin’s actions are aimed at a domestic constituency. Michael Kimmage, Foreign Affairs, 25 Jan. 2024 The spokeswoman said critics of the Murdoch company, including police officials, fail to understand these events in part because the company has yet to present its side in court. Isaac Stanley-Becker, Washington Post, 28 June 2024 Few of us could fail to understand his loneliness, his longing to be seen, if only by a she-fish that comes and goes. Allison Funk, Scientific American, 25 June 2024 So caught up in their fear of a clique and the oversimplified binary between competitive and noncompetitive reality shows, The Traitors gamers fail to understand the subtle strategy and critical thinking mandatory for a long-term Real Housewives career. Olivia Crandall, Vulture, 24 Jan. 2024 See all Example Sentences for fail to see/understand 

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“Fail to see/understand.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fail%20to%20see%2Funderstand. Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

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