see (something) in (something or someone)

phrasal verb

saw (something) in (something or someone); seen (something) in (something or someone); seeing (something) in (something or someone); sees (something) in (something or someone)
: to notice or perceive (something good or attractive) in (someone or something)
I think their plan is crazy, but he apparently sees something in it.
I can't understand what she sees in him.

Examples of see (something) in (something or someone) in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web As viewers see in The Crown with Queen Elizabeth II, Catherine experienced her share of hurdles during her time as ruler. Jacqueline Weiss, Peoplemag, 17 Nov. 2023 Joel Emslie, studio art director at the developer company, helped to create the original set of characters players see in the newest game. Sarah Parvini, Los Angeles Times, 10 Nov. 2023 At a time when the former president is facing 91 felony charges and GOP lawmakers in the House are trying to find their footing after an acrimonious battle over the speakership, some Republicans see in the global tumult a fresh opportunity to fight back. Toluse Olorunnipa, Washington Post, 9 Nov. 2023 Why has the Taj Mahal become more difficult to see in India? 5. CNN, 9 Nov. 2023 The next step in the referendum process called for the state ballot board to determine the language that voters would see in the polling booth. Peter Slevin, The New Yorker, 9 Nov. 2023 All three of the characters have been teleported — not, in itself, an unusual thing to see in a comic-book movie. Owen Gleiberman, Variety, 8 Nov. 2023 That fortuitous alignment explains why the distant galaxy was bright enough for Hubble to see in the first place. WIRED, 5 Nov. 2023 The look that was featured on the flyer for the event was a sight to see in person. Kerane Marcellus, Essence, 3 Nov. 2023 See More

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“See (something) in (something or someone).” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Dec. 2023.

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