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: to perceive by the eye
: to perceive or detect as if by sight
: to be aware of : recognize
sees only our faults
: to imagine as a possibility : suppose
couldn't see him as a crook
: to form a mental picture of : visualize
can still see her as she was years ago
: to perceive the meaning or importance of : understand
: to make sure
See that order is kept.
: to take care of : provide for
had enough money to see us through
: to find acceptable or attractive
can't understand what he sees in her
: to regard as : judge
: to prefer to have
I'll see him hanged first.
I'll see you dead before I accept your terms.
: to apprehend objects by sight
: to have the power of sight
: to perceive objects as if by sight
: to look about
: to give or pay attention
: to grasp something mentally
: to acknowledge or consider something being pointed out
See, I told you it would rain.
: to make investigation or inquiry
: a seat of a bishop's office, power, or authority
: a cathedral town
archaic : cathedra
: the authority or jurisdiction of a bishop
Verb It was so dark that I couldn't see anything. I can't see a thing without my glasses. Would you turn on the light? I can hardly see a thing. Let me see what you're holding in your hand. I saw your sister at the party, but I didn't talk to her. I saw her take the money. Nobody saw the accident happen. He was last seen leaving his house yesterday morning. You have to see it to believe it. “He says he's coming.” “I'll believe it when I see it.” See More
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VerbWhite hills billowed around me as far as the eye could see, and the town below was nestled between peaks like a fairy-tale village. —Lydia Price, Travel + Leisure, 4 Mar. 2023 The National Weather Service plans to look at storm damage in Marion County today (Saturday) and see if a tornado was to blame. —Leigh Morgan, al, 4 Mar. 2023 The most common approach is for each to collaborate on existing products and see what pairs well, though in the past breweries and distilleries have produced offerings specifically for the event. —oregonlive, 4 Mar. 2023 The Victorian scientist James Glaisher wanted to create a map of the upper atmosphere, and see how the qualities of air changed with altitude. —Rivka Galchen, The New Yorker, 4 Mar. 2023 The weather service said some areas could see blizzard conditions with snowfall approaching 3 inches per hour. —CBS News, 4 Mar. 2023 Check out Andrea’s story and see protection dogs in training. —Ryan Fonseca, Los Angeles Times, 3 Mar. 2023 While the overall downtown homeless population did see a slight decrease in February, the count still was among the highest ever recorded, and dense encampments continue to line parts of Commercial Street and the surrounding neighborhood. —San Diego Union-Tribune, 3 Mar. 2023 On social media in particular, Cooper has a growing following among Black women writers and other creative people who see in her work a model for making powerful, accessible art. —Adam Bradley Tajh Rust, New York Times, 3 Mar. 2023
NounThese forsaken, forgotten dolls are stuck on a perpetually moving see-saw for eternity, taking turns bouncing on their plaything, yet still appearing completely lifeless. —Kevin Cortez, Popular Mechanics, 15 Sep. 2022 The entire natural climate cycle is officially known as the El Niño – Southern Oscillation, or ENSO, a see-saw dance of warmer and cooler seawater in the central Pacific Ocean. —Doyle Rice, USA TODAY, 8 July 2021 The stations include a 5-foot-long wave slide (with handrails and a safe landing bumper), a see-saw, and three different types of swings: traditional, padded super disc, and a stand-or-sit option. —Erica Reagle, Better Homes & Gardens, 6 Feb. 2023 When the ice melted, the see-saw rebounded: the land rose in places that had been covered in ice and sank in places, like the Southeast, that had been ice-free. —Teake Zuidema, Discover Magazine, 20 May 2021 Rita Ora had everyone seeing stars in this see-through tan latex dress with which exposed her underwear and silver star pasties during her performance at Heaven nightclub in London with RuPaul's Drag Race alum, Jimbo. —Zizi Strater, Peoplemag, 31 Jan. 2023 Minute pirate bugs may sometimes be confused with no-see-ums, which are also very small and actively bite people during summer and fall. —Megan Hughes, Better Homes & Gardens, 18 Oct. 2022 Even while swatting away swarming no-see-ums, Lauralee never stopped smiling. —Walter Nicklin, Washington Post, 26 Aug. 2022 Travellers forced to splash through swamps under attack from blackflies, no-see-ums, and deerflies, or to make long, tiresome detours around watery areas, complained vociferously and called to the heavens for drainage. —Annie Proulx, The New Yorker, 27 June 2022 See More
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