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see at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:

[si:]

see at English irregular forms Of Explained:

(saw)
(seen)

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v past tense saw /s[hA350][hA359] $ s[hA361][hA359]/// past participle seen /si[hA359]n/// ----------//
1 notice/examine:
2 notice something is true:
3 ability to see:
4 find out information:
5 in the future:
6 where information is:
7 understand:
8 watch:
9 consider something:
10 see what somebody/something can do:
11 I'll see what I can do:
12 see you:
13 visit:
14 meet by chance:
15 have a meeting:
16 spend time with somebody:
17 be seeing somebody:
18 imagine:
19 seeing as (how):
20 be seen to be doing something:
21 see something for what it is:
22 make sure:
23 experience something:
24 time/place:
25 let me see:
26 I don't see why not:
27 go with somebody:
28 be seeing things:
29 see double:
30 have seen better days:
31 be glad/pleased etc to see the back of somebody/something:
32 see the last of somebody/something:
33 see the light:
34 see the light of day:
35 see red:
36 not see somebody for dust:
37 see eye to eye:
38 seen one ... seen them all:
39 see your way (clear) to doing something:
40 (see and) be seen:
41 not see the wood for the trees:
42 see something coming:
43 see somebody coming (a mile off):
44 see somebody right:
45 not see that it matters:
46 game of cards: Phrasal verbs// see about something// see something against something// see around// see in// see somebody/something → off// see somebody/something out// see over something// see through// see to somebody/something// ----------// [Language: Old English; Origin: seon]//
1 NOTICE/EXAMINE: [T not in progressive] to notice or examine someone or something, using your eyes// --The moment we saw the house, we knew we wanted to buy it.// --He crouched down so he couldn't be seen.// --Can I see your ticket, please?// --I saw the offer advertised in the newspaper.// can/can't see // --You can see the Houses of Parliament from here.// see where/what/who etc// --Can you see where the marks are on the wall?// see (that)// --He saw that she was crying.// see sb/sth do sth// --I saw him leave a few minutes ago.// see sb/sth doing sth// --The suspect was seen entering the building.// -- As you can see, the house needs some work doing on it.// -- Have you seen Chris (=do you know where he is) ?// --The accommodation was so awful, it had to be seen to be believed (=you would not believe it if you did not see it yourself) .//
2 NOTICE SOMETHING IS TRUE: [T not in progressive] to notice that something is happening or that something is true// --More money must be invested if we are to see an improvement in services.// --After a month's practice, you should see a difference in your playing.// --Seeing his distress, Louise put her arm around him.// --I would like to see changes in the way the course is run.// --'You're not denying it, I see,' he said coldly.// see (that)// --I can see you're not very happy with the situation.//
3 ABILITY TO SEE: [I,T not in progressive] to be able to use your eyes to look at things and know what they are// can/can't see // --From the tower, you can see for miles.// --I can't see a thing without my glasses.// not see to do sth// --His eyes are so bad that he can't see to read any more.//
4 FIND OUT INFORMATION: [T] to find out information or a fact// see what/how/when etc// --I'll call him and see how the job interview went.// --She went outside to see what was happening.// see if/whether// --I've just come to see if you want to go out for a drink.// --These chocolates are gorgeous. Try some and see for yourself (=find out if it is true) .// --By looking at this leaflet, you can see at a glance (=find out very easily) how much a loan will cost.// it can be seen that/we can see that // --From this graph, it can be seen that some people are more susceptible to the disease.// -- As we have seen in chapter 4, women's pay is generally less than men's.//
5 IN THE FUTURE: [I and T] to find out about something in the future// see if/whether// --It will be interesting to see if he makes it into the team.// see how/what/when etc// --I might come - I'll see how I feel tomorrow.// --Let's try it and see what happens.// --'Can we go to the zoo, Dad?' ' We'll see .' (=used when you do not want to make a decision immediately) // --'How long can you stay?' ' I'll have to see . It depends (=used when you cannot make a decision immediately) .'// --We'll just have to wait and see .// see how it goes/see how things go (=used when you are going to do something and will deal with problems if they happen) // --I don't know. We'll just have to see how it goes on Sunday.// --Things will work out, you'll see (=you will find out that I am right) .//
6 WHERE INFORMATION IS: [T only in imperative] especially written used to tell you where you can find information// --See p.58.// --See press for details.// see above/below // --The results are shown in Table 7a (see below).//
7 UNDERSTAND: [I and T] to understand or realize something// see why/what/how etc// --I can't see why he's so upset.// --I see what you mean (=I understand what you are saying) .// --'He lives here but works in London during the week.' 'Oh, I see (=I understand) .'// -- You see , the thing is, I'm really busy right now (=used when you are explaining something) .// --You mix the flour and eggs like this, see (=used to check that someone is listening and understands) .// --I can't see the point of (=I do not understand the reason for) spending so much money on a car.// -- Do you see the point I'm making (=do you understand what I'm trying to say) ?// --The other officers laughed but Nichols couldn't see the joke .// see reason/sense (=realize that you are wrong or doing something stupid) // --I just can't get her to see reason!//
8 WATCH: [T] to watch a television programme, play, film etc// --Did you see that programme on monkeys last night?// --We're going to see 'Romeo and Juliet' tonight.//
9 CONSIDER SOMETHING: [T] to think about or consider someone or something in a particular way, or as having particular qualities// --Having a child makes you see things differently.// --Violence is seen in different ways by different people.// as sb sees it/the way sb sees it (=used to give someone's opinion) // --As I see it, you don't have any choice.// --The way I see it, we have two options.// see sb/sth as sth// --I see the job as a challenge.// see yourself as sth// --He saw himself as a failure.// be seen as (being) sth// --The peace talks are seen as a sign of hope.// --This type of work is often seen as boring.// be seen to be sth// --Sexual discrimination is seen to be an important factor in discouraging women from careers in engineering.// --Teachers need to be seen to be in control.//
10 see what sb/sth can do: spoken // a) to find out if someone can deal with a situation or problem// see what somebody/something can do about// --I'll call them again and see what they can do about it.// b) to find out how good someone or something is at what they are supposed to be able to do// --Let's take the Porsche out to the racetrack and see what it can do!//
11 I'll see what I can do: spoken used to say that you will try to help someone// --Leave the papers with me and I'll see what I can do.//
12 see you: spoken used to say goodbye when you know you will see someone again// see you tomorrow/at 3/Sunday etc // --See you Friday - your place at 8:30.// see you later (=see you soon, or later in the same day) // see you in a bit BrE (=see you soon) // see you in a while (=see you soon) // (I'll) be seeing you! (=see you soon) //
13 VISIT: [T] to visit or meet someone// --I'll be seeing her tomorrow night.// --I haven't seen her since we left school.// --She's too sick to see anyone right now.//
14 MEET BY CHANCE: [T not in progressive] to meet someone by chance// --I saw Jane while I was out.//
15 HAVE A MEETING: [T] to have an arranged meeting with someone// --Mr Thomas is seeing a client at 2:30.// --She was seen by a doctor but didn't need hospital treatment.// see sb about sth// (=see someone to discuss something) // --I have to see my teacher about my grades.//
16 SPEND TIME WITH SOMEBODY: [T] to spend time with someone// --They've been seeing a lot of each other.// see more/less of sb (=see someone more or less often) // --They've seen more of each other since Dan moved to London.//
17 be seeing sb: to be having a romantic relationship with someone// --Is she seeing anyone at the moment?//
18 IMAGINE: [T not in progressive] to imagine that something may happen in the future// --He could see a great future for her in music.// can't see sb/sth doing sth// --I can't see him winning, can you?// --She's got a new book coming out but I can't see it doing very well.// see sb as sth// (=be able to imagine someone being something) // --I just can't see her as a ballet dancer.//
19 seeing as (how): informal also seeing that // used before giving a reason for what you are saying// --'I might as well do something useful, seeing as I'm back,' she said.//
20 be seen to be doing sth: to make sure that other people notice you working hard or doing something good// --The government must be seen to be doing something about the rise in violent crime.//
21 see sth for what it is: also see sb for what they are // to realize that someone or something is not as good or nice as they seem// --They are unimpressed with the scheme and rightly see it for what it is.//
22 MAKE SURE: [T not in progressive] to make sure or check that something is done// see (that)// --It's up to you to see that the job's done properly.// --Please see that the lights are switched off before you leave.// --Don't worry - I'll see to it .// --The hotel's owners see to it that their guests are given every luxury.//
23 EXPERIENCE SOMETHING: [T not in progressive] to experience something// --She was so sick that doctors didn't think she'd live to see her first birthday.// --I never thought I'd live to see the day when women became priests.// --She's seen it all before (=have experienced so much that nothing surprises you) in her long career.// been there, seen that, done that at been(3)//
24 TIME/PLACE: [T] if a time or place has seen a particular event or situation, it happened or existed in that time or place// --This year has seen a big increase in road accidents.// --The city has seen plenty of violence over the years.//
25 let me see: also let's see // spoken used when you are trying to remember something// --Let me see ... where did I put that letter?//
26 I don't see why not: spoken used to say 'yes' in answer to a request// --'Can we go to the park?' 'I don't see why not.'//
27 GO WITH SOMEBODY: [T always + adverb/preposition] to go somewhere with someone to make sure they are safe// --My mother used to see me across the road.// --I'll get Nick to see you home .// --Let me see you to the door (=go with you to the door, to say goodbye) .//
28 be seeing things: to imagine that you see someone or something which is not really there// --There's no one there - you must be seeing things.//
29 see double: if you see double, something is wrong with your eyes, so that you see two things when there is only one//
30 have seen better days: informal to be in a bad condition// --Her hat had seen better days.//
31 be glad/pleased etc to see the back of sb/sth: BrE spoken to be pleased when someone leaves or when you get rid of something, because you do not like them// --I'll be glad to see the back of him.// --I won't be sorry to see the back of this place.//
32 see the last of sb/sth: a) to not see someone or something again, especially someone or something you do not like// --I thought we'd seen the last of him.// --It was a relief to see the last of them.// b) to not have to deal with something any more// --Police had hoped they'd seen the last of the joyriding.// --We may not have seen the last of this controversy.//
33 see the light: a) to realize that something is true// --She finally saw the light and ended the relationship.// b) to have a special experience that makes you believe in a religion//
34 see the light of day: a) if something sees the light of day, it is brought out so that people can see it// --This decision will ensure that the Pentagon Papers never see the light of day.// b) to start to exist// --This type of PC first saw the light of day in 1981.//
35 see red: to become very angry// --The thought of Pierre with Nicole had made her see red.//
36 not see sb for dust: BrE informal if you do not see someone for dust, they leave a place very quickly in order to avoid something//
37 see eye to eye [usually in negatives] if two people see eye to eye, they agree with each other: --We didn't exactly see eye to eye.// see eye to eye with// --I don't always see eye to eye with my father.// see eye to eye on/about// --We don't see eye to eye on business issues.//
38 seen one ... seen them all: informal used to say that something is boring because it is very similar to other things// --When you've seen one of these programmes, you've seen them all.//
39 see your way (clear) to doing sth: formal to be able and willing to do something// --Small companies cannot see their way to taking on many trainees.//
40 (see and) be seen: to look at or be noticed by important or fashionable people// --Royal Ascot is the place to see and be seen.//
41 not see the wood for the trees: also not see the forest for the trees AmE to be unable to understand what is important in a situation because you are thinking too much about small details rather than the whole situation//
42 see sth coming: to realize that there is going to be a problem before it actually happens// --John's going to have a lot of trouble with him. You can see it coming.//
43 see sb coming (a mile off): BrE spoken to recognize that someone will be easy to trick or deceive// --You paid [hA124]500 for that! They must have seen you coming!//
44 see sb right: BrE spoken to make sure that someone gets what they need or want, especially money// --Just do this for me and I'll see you right.// --Tell the landlord I sent you and he'll see you right.//
45 not see that it matters: spoken to think that something is not important// --I can't see that it matters what I think.//
46 GAME OF CARDS: [T] to risk the same amount of money as your opponent in a card game// it remains to be seen at remain(5), see fit (to do sth) at fit2 (3), wouldn't be seen dead at dead1 (12)// see about [see about sth] phr v//
1 to make arrangements or deal with something: --I'd better see about dinner.// see about doing sth// --Claire's gone to see about getting tickets for the concert.//
2 we'll see about that: spoken // a) also we'll have to see about that // used to say that you do not know if something will be possible// --'I want to go to Joshua's tonight.' 'Well, we'll have to see about that.'// b) also we'll soon see about that // used to say that you intend to stop someone from doing what they were planning to do// see against [see sth against sth] phr v// to consider something together with something else// --The unemployment data must be seen against the background of world recession.// see around phr v//
1 see sb around: to notice someone regularly in places you go to, but not talk to them// --I don't know who he is but I've seen him around.//
2 see you around: spoken used to say goodbye to someone when you have not made a definite arrangement to meet again//
3 see around/round sth: BrE to visit a place and walk around looking at it// --Would you like to see round the house?// see in phr v//
1 not know what sb sees in sb: also what does sb see in sb? // used to say that you do not know why someone likes someone else// --I don't know what she sees in him.//
2 see sth in sb/sth: to notice a particular quality in someone or something that makes you like them// --He saw a gentleness in Susan.//
3 see sb in: to go with someone to make sure they arrive at a building or room// --He took her home and after seeing her in, drove off without a word.//
4 see in the New Year: to celebrate the beginning of a new year// see off [see sb/sth → off] phr v//
1 to defeat someone or stop them from competing against you: --To see off the threat, the company will have to cut its prices still further.// --The team saw off their old rivals in last night's championship game.//
2 to go to an airport, train station etc to say goodbye to someone: --They've gone to the airport to see their son off.//
3 also see sb off sth : to force someone to leave a place// --Security guards saw him off the premises.// see out [see sb/sth out] phr v//
1 to go to the door with someone to say goodbye to them when they leave: --I'll see you out.// --Don't worry, I can see myself out (=leave the building without anyone coming with me) .//
2 see sth → out: to continue doing something or being somewhere until a particular period of time or an unpleasant event is finished// --Connolly has promised to see out the remaining 18 months of his contract.// --She saw out her last years at Sudeley Castle.// see over [see over sth] phr v// to look at something large such as a house, especially in order to decide if you want to buy it// see through phr v//
1 see through sb/sth: to realize that someone is trying to deceive you// --I saw through his excuses.// --I could never lie to her because I know she'd see through me straight away.// --I can't bluff - she'd see right through me .//
2 see sth through: to continue doing something until it is finished, especially something difficult or unpleasant// --It'll take a lot of effort to see the project through.//
3 see sb through (sth): to give help and support to someone during a difficult time// --Setting goals should help see you through.// --I've got enough money to see me through six months of unemployment.//
4 see sth through sb's eyes: to see something or think about it in the way that someone else does// --The world is very different when seen through the eyes of a child.// see to / [see to sb/sth] phr v// to deal with something or do something for someone// --Go on, you go out. I'll see to the washing up.// have/get sth seen to // --You should get that tooth seen to by a dentist.// ----------// WORD CHOICE: see, watch, look at // See means to notice something with your eyes, either deliberately or accidentally : I saw a great film last week. | A few people saw him take the bag. // Watch means to deliberately pay attention to something for quite a long time : They were all watching the game on TV.| He watched her leave. // When you look at something, you deliberately turn your eyes towards it in order to see it : There was a loud noise and everyone looked at the screen. // !! You can see something on television or watch television, but do not say 'see television' : After I finish my homework I usually watch television. // ----------//
see 2 n [C] [Date: 1200-1300; Language: Old French; Origin: se, from Latin sedes 'seat']// an area governed by a bishop//

see at Afrikaans => English Of Explained:

ati

see at German => English Of Explained:

lake, ocean, sea

see at German => English Of Explained:

lake, sea, seafaring

see at German => English Of Explained:

ake, lake, sea

see at English => English (GNU/Linux) Of Explained:

execute programs via entries in the mailcap file From whatis http://www.tldp.org/LDP/Linux-Dictionary/

see at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

195 Moby Thesaurus words for "see":
NB, animadvert, ante, ante up, appear, appraise, appreciate,
apprehend, archbishopric, archdiocese, ascertain, assister, assure,
attend, back, be acquainted with, be apprised of, be at,
be aware of, be cognizant of, be conscious of, be conversant with,
be informed, be present at, be sensible of, behold, bet, bet on,
bishopric, call, call on, call to mind, call up, call upon, catch,
catch sight of, certify, cinch, clap eyes on, clear up, clinch,
cognize, come alive, come to, comprehend, conceive, conceptualize,
conference, conjure up, consider, contemplate, cover, decide,
descry, detect, determine, diocese, discern, discover,
dismiss all doubt, distinguish, do, drop in, ensure, envisage,
envision, espy, establish, examine, experience, fade, fathom, feel,
find out, fix, gamble, get at, glimpse, go to, grasp, have,
have in sight, have information about, have knowledge of, hazard,
hear, heed, identify, image, imagine, inspect, insure, just see,
ken, know, lay, lay a wager, lay down, lay eyes on, look, look in,
look on, look upon, make a bet, make certain, make no doubt,
make no mistake, make out, make sure, make sure of, mark,
meet a bet, mind, nail down, note, notice, objectify, observe,
occupy, parish, parlay, pass, pay a visit, penetrate, perceive,
pick out, pick up, picture, pierce, play against, plumb, plunge,
ponder, possess, prehend, probe, province, punt, realize, reassure,
recognize, regard, remark, remove all doubt, represent, respond,
respond to stimuli, run in, savvy, scan, scrutinize, see daylight,
see into, see that, see the light, see through, see to it, seize,
sense, set at rest, settle, show up, sight, sit in, smell,
sort out, spot, spy, stake, stand pat, stop by, stop off,
stop over, study, summon up, synod, take in, take note,
take notice, taste, tend, touch, turn up, twig, understand, view,
vision, visit, visualize, wager, watch, weigh, witness, wot,
wot of

see at Afrikaans => English Of Explained:

sea

See at German => English Of Explained:

See [zeː]nsm
lake, ocean, sea

see at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[N] (Vision): {looking}: looking, contemplation, regard, survey, introspection, reconnaissance, speculation, watch, espionage, sight-seeing.

[V] (Vision): see, behold, look at, discern, perceive, sight, make out, discover, distinguish, recognize, spy, espy, catch sight of, get a glimpse of, witness, contemplate, speculate.

[ADJ] (Vision): seeing, visual, visible, ocular, optic, optical, ophthalmic, clear-sighted, eagle-eyed.

[N] (Spectator): spectator, beholder, observer, looker-on, onlooker, witness, eyewitness, bystander, passer by, sightseer, rubberneck*, rubbernecker*, spy, sentinel.

[V] (Spectator): witness, behold, see, look on, be present, gawk, rubberneck*, spy, espy, view.

[V] (Attention): be attentive, attend, observe, look, see, view, remark, notice, regard, take notice, mark, give attention to, pay attention to, pay heed to, lend an ear to, occupy oneself with, contemplate, think of, look at, look to, look after, look into.

[V] (Knowledge): know, be aware of, conceive, apprehend, comprehend, realize, understand, fathom, make out, recognize, discern, perceive, see, experience, ken.

see at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

verb, noun
verb (saw )
use eyes
1 (not used in the progressive tenses) to become aware of sb/sth by using your eyes:
[VN] She looked for him but couldn't see him in the crowd. * I looked out of the window but saw nothing. * [V (that)] He could see (that) she had been crying. * [V wh-] Did you see what happened? * If you watch carefully, you'll see how it is done. * [VN-ADJ] I hate to see you unhappy. * [V, VN] The opera was the place to see and be seen (= by other important or fashionable people). * [VN -ing] She was seen running away from the scene of the crime. * [VN inf] I saw you put the key in your pocket. * [VN to inf] He was seen to enter the building about the time the crime was committed.
HELP NOTE This pattern is only used in the passive.
2 (not usually used in the progressive tenses) to have or use the power of sight:
[V] She will never see again (= she has become blind). * On a clear day you can see for miles from here. * [V to inf] It was getting dark and I couldn't see to read.
watch
3 [VN] (not usually used in the progressive tenses) to watch a game, television programme, performance, etc:
Did you see that programme on Brazil last night? * In the evening we went to see a movie. * Fifty thousand people saw the match.
look up information
4 [VN] (used in orders) to look at sth in order to find information:
See page 158.
meet by chance
5 [VN] (not usually used in the progressive tenses) to be near and recognize sb; to meet sb by chance:
Guess who I saw at the party last night!
visit
6 [VN] to visit sb:
Come and see us again soon.
have meeting
7 [VN] ~ sb (about sth) to have a meeting with sb:
You ought to see a doctor about that cough. * What is it you want to see me about? * I can only see you for five minutes.
spend time
8 [VN] (often used in the progressive tenses) to spend time with sb:
Are you seeing anyone (= having a romantic relationship with anyone)? * They've been seeing a lot of each other (= spending a lot of time together) recently.
understand
9 (not usually used in the progressive tenses) to understand sth:
[V] 'It opens like this.' 'Oh, I see.' * [VN] He didn't see the joke. * I don't think she saw the point of the story. * I can see both sides of the argument. * Make Lydia see reason (= be sensible), will you? * [V (that)] Can't you see (that) he's taking advantage of you? * I don't see that it matters what Josh thinks. * [V wh-] 'It's broken.' 'Oh yes, I see what you mean.' * 'Can we go swimming?' 'I don't see why not (= yes, you can).' * [VN to inf] The government not only has to do something, it must be seen to be doing something (= people must be aware that it is doing sth).
HELP NOTE This pattern is only used with see in the passive.
have opinion
10 [VN +adv./prep.] (not usually used in the progressive tenses) to have an opinion of sth:
I see things differently now. * Try to see things from her point of view. * Lack of money is the main problem, as I see it (= in my opinion). * The way I see it, you have three main problems.
imagine
11 ~ sb/sth (as sth) (not used in the progressive tenses) to consider sth as a future possibility; to imagine sb/sth as sth:
[VN -ing] I can't see her changing her mind. * [VN] His colleagues see him as a future director.
find out
12 (not usually used in the progressive tenses) to find out sth by looking, asking or waiting:
[V] 'Has the mail come yet?' 'I'll just go and see.' * 'Is he going to get better?' 'I don't know, we'll just have to wait and see.' * [V wh-] Go and see what the kids are doing, will you? * We'll have to see how it goes. * [V (that)] I see (that) interest rates are going up again. * [VN that] It can be seen that certain groups are more at risk than others.
13 (not usually used in the progressive tenses) to find out or decide sth by thinking or considering:
[V] 'Will you be able to help us?' 'I don't know, I'll have to see.' * 'Can I go to the party?' 'We'll see (= I'll decide later). * [V wh-] I'll see what I can do to help.
make sure
14 [V that] (not usually used in the progressive tenses) to make sure that you do sth or that sth is done:
See that all the doors are locked before you leave. * Could you see that the kids are in bed by 8 o'clock?
experience
15 [VN] (not used in the progressive tenses) to experience or suffer sth:
He has seen a great deal in his long life. * I hope I never live to see the day when computers finally replace books. * It didn't surprise her-she had seen it all before.
witness event
16 [VN] (not used in the progressive tenses) to be the time when an event happens:
Next year sees the centenary of Verdi's death.
17 [VN] (not used in the progressive tenses) to be the place where an event happens
SYN WITNESS:
This stadium has seen many thrilling football games.
help
18 [VN +adv./prep.] to go with sb to help or protect them:
I saw the old lady across (= helped her cross) the road. * May I see you home (= go with you as far as your house)? * My secretary will see you out (= show you the way out of the building).
IDIOMS
Most idioms containing see are at the entries for the nouns and adjectives in the idioms, for example not see the wood for the trees is at wood.
for all (the world) to see clearly visible; in a way that is clearly visible
see sth coming to realize that there is going to be a problem before it happens:
We should have seen it coming. There was no way he could keep going under all that pressure.
see for yourself to find out or look at sth yourself in order to be sure that what sb is saying is true:
If you don't believe me, go and see for yourself!
see sb/sth for what they are / it is to realize that sb/sth is not as good, pleasant, etc. as they/it seem
seeing that ... (also informal seeing as (how) ...) because of the fact that ...:
Seeing that he's been off sick all week he's unlikely to come.
see you (around) | (I'll) be seeing you | see you later (spoken) goodbye:
I'd better be going now. See you!
you see (spoken) used when you are explaining sth:
You see, the thing is, we won't be finished before Friday.
PHRASAL VERBS
see about sth to deal with sth:
I must see about (= prepare) lunch. * He says he won't help, does he? Well, we'll soon see about that (= I will demand that he does help). * [+ -ing] I'll have to see about getting that roof repaired.
see sth in sb/sth to find sb/sth attractive or interesting:
I don't know what she sees in him.
see sb<->off
1 to go to a station, an airport, etc. to say goodbye to sb who is starting a journey
2 (BrE) to force sb to leave a place, for example by chasing them:
The dogs saw them off in no time.
3 (BrE) to defeat sb in a game, fight, etc:
The home team saw off the challengers by 68 points to 47.
see sth<->out (not used in the progressive tenses) to last until the end of sth:
They had enough fuel to see the winter out.
see over sth (BrE) to visit and look at a place carefully:
We need to see over the house before we can make you an offer.
see through sb/sth (not used in the progressive tenses) to realize the truth about sb/sth so that you are not deceived:
We saw through him from the start. * I can see through your little game (= I am aware of the trick you are trying to play on me).
see sth through (not usually used in the progressive tenses) to not give up doing a task, project, etc. until it is finished:
She's determined to see the job through.
see sb through | see sb through sth (not used in the progressive tenses) to give help or support to sb for a particular period of time:
Her courage and good humour saw her through. * I only have $20 to see me through the week.
see to sth to deal with sth:
Will you see to the arrangements for the next meeting? * Don't worry-I'll see to it. * We'll have to get that door seen to (= repaired).
see to it that ... to make sure that ...:
Can you see to it that the fax goes this afternoon?
noun (formal) the district or office of a BISHOP or an ARCHBISHOP:
the Holy See (= the office of the POPE)
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VOCABULARY BUILDING
different words for seeing
notice I noticed that she was wearing a wedding ring. * She climbed over the gate without being noticed.
spot We tried to spot her in the crowd.
glimpse I glimpsed him through the window as the car sped past.
catch a glimpse of I just caught a glimpse of the bird before it flew off.
catch sight of If you're lucky you may catch sight of a herd of wild goats.
make sth out Can you make out what that sign says?
observe (formal) Police observed him entering the building at 3.30.
witness Did anyone witness the accident?
sight (written) After a week at sea they sighted land.
-> note at LOOK
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See at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

See \See\, v. t. [imp. {Saw}; p. p. {Seen}; p. pr. & vb. n.
{Seeing}.] [OE. seen, sen, seon, As. se['o]n; akin to OFries.
s[=i]a, D. zien, OS. & OHG. sehan, G. sehen, Icel. sj[=a],
Sw. se, Dan. see, Goth. sa['i]hwan, and probably to L. sequi
to follow (and so originally meaning, to follow with the
eyes). Gr. ??????, Skr. sac. Cf. {Sight}, {Sun} to follow.]
1. To perceive by the eye; to have knowledge of the existence
and apparent qualities of by the organs of sight; to
behold; to descry; to view.

I will new turn aside, and see this great sight.
--Ex. iii. 3.

2. To perceive by mental vision; to form an idea or
conception of; to note with the mind; to observe; to
discern; to distinguish; to understand; to comprehend; to
ascertain.

Go, I pray thee, see whether it be well with thy
brethren. --Gen. xxxvii.
14.

Jesus saw that he answered discreetly. --Mark xii.
34.

Who 's so gross That seeth not this palpable device?
--Shak.

3. To follow with the eyes, or as with the eyes; to watch; to
regard attentivelly; to look after. --Shak.

I had a mind to see him out, and therefore did not
care for centradicting him. --Addison.

4. To have an interview with; especially, to make a call
upon; to visit; as, to go to see a friend.

And Samuel came no more to see Saul untill the day
of his death. --1 Sam. xv.
35.

5. To fall in with; to have intercourse or communication
with; hence, to have knowledge or experience of; as, to
see military service.

Make us glad according to the days wherein thou hast
afflicted us, and the years wherein we have seen
evil. --Ps. xc. 15.

Verily, verily, I say unto you, if a man keep my
saying, he shall never see death. --John viii.
51.

Improvement in visdom and prudence by seeing men.
--Locke.

6. To accompany in person; to escort; to wait upon; as, to
see one home; to see one aboard the cars.

{God you} ({him, or me}, etc.) {see}, God keep you (him, me,
etc.) in his sight; God protect you. [Obs.] --Chaucer.

{To see} (anything) {out}, to see (it) to the end; to be
present at, or attend, to the end.

{To see stars}, to see flashes of light, like stars; --
sometimes the result of concussion of the head. [Colloq.]


{To see (one) through}, to help, watch, or guard (one) to the
end of a course or an undertaking.

See \See\, n. [OE. se, see, OF. se, sed, sied, fr. L. sedes a
seat, or the kindred sedere to sit. See {Sit}, and cf.
{Siege}.]
1. A seat; a site; a place where sovereign power is
exercised. [Obs.] --Chaucer.

Jove laughed on Venus from his sovereign see.
--Spenser.

2. Specifically:
(a) The seat of episcopal power; a diocese; the
jurisdiction of a bishop; as, the see of New York.
(b) The seat of an archibishop; a province or jurisdiction
of an archibishop; as, an archiepiscopal see.
(c) The seat, place, or office of the pope, or Roman
pontiff; as, the papal see.
(d) The pope or his court at Rome; as, to appeal to the
see of Rome.

{Apostolic see}. See under {Apostolic}.

See \See\, v. i.
1. To have the power of sight, or of perceiving by the proper
organs; to possess or employ the sense of vision; as, he
sees distinctly.

Whereas I was blind, now I see. --John ix. 25.

2. Figuratively: To have intellectual apprehension; to
perceive; to know; to understand; to discern; -- often
followed by a preposition, as through, or into.

For judgment I am come into this world, that they
which see not might see; and that they which see
might be made blind. --John ix. 39.

Many sagacious persons will find us out, . . . and
see through all our fine pretensions. --Tillotson.

3. To be attentive; to take care; to give heed; -- generally
with to; as, to see to the house.

See that ye fall not out by the way. --Gen. xiv.
24.

Note: Let me see, Let us see, are used to express
consideration, or to introduce the particular
consideration of a subject, or some scheme or
calculation.

Cassio's a proper man, let me see now, - To get
his place. --Shak.

Note: See is sometimes used in the imperative for look, or
behold. ``See. see! upon the banks of Boyne he
stands.'' --Halifax.

{To see about a thing}, to pay attention to it; to consider
it.

{To see on}, to look at. [Obs.] ``She was full more blissful
on to see.'' --Chaucer.

{To see to}.
(a) To look at; to behold; to view. [Obs.] ``An altar by
Jordan, a great altar to see to'' --Josh. xxii. 10.
(b) To take care about; to look after; as, to see to a
fire.

See \See\, v. t.
In poker and similar games at cards, to meet (a bet), or to
equal the bet of (a player), by staking the same sum.

see at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

See \See\, v. t. [imp. {Saw}; p. p. {Seen}; p. pr. & vb. n.
{Seeing}.] [OE. seen, sen, seon, As. se['o]n; akin to OFries.
s[=i]a, D. zien, OS. & OHG. sehan, G. sehen, Icel. sj[=a],
Sw. se, Dan. see, Goth. sa['i]hwan, and probably to L. sequi
to follow (and so originally meaning, to follow with the
eyes). Gr. ??????, Skr. sac. Cf. {Sight}, {Sun} to follow.]
1. To perceive by the eye; to have knowledge of the existence
and apparent qualities of by the organs of sight; to
behold; to descry; to view.

I will new turn aside, and see this great sight.
--Ex. iii. 3.

2. To perceive by mental vision; to form an idea or
conception of; to note with the mind; to observe; to
discern; to distinguish; to understand; to comprehend; to
ascertain.

Go, I pray thee, see whether it be well with thy
brethren. --Gen. xxxvii.
14.

Jesus saw that he answered discreetly. --Mark xii.
34.

Who 's so gross That seeth not this palpable device?
--Shak.

3. To follow with the eyes, or as with the eyes; to watch; to
regard attentivelly; to look after. --Shak.

I had a mind to see him out, and therefore did not
care for centradicting him. --Addison.

4. To have an interview with; especially, to make a call
upon; to visit; as, to go to see a friend.

And Samuel came no more to see Saul untill the day
of his death. --1 Sam. xv.
35.

5. To fall in with; to have intercourse or communication
with; hence, to have knowledge or experience of; as, to
see military service.

Make us glad according to the days wherein thou hast
afflicted us, and the years wherein we have seen
evil. --Ps. xc. 15.

Verily, verily, I say unto you, if a man keep my
saying, he shall never see death. --John viii.
51.

Improvement in visdom and prudence by seeing men.
--Locke.

6. To accompany in person; to escort; to wait upon; as, to
see one home; to see one aboard the cars.

{God you} ({him, or me}, etc.) {see}, God keep you (him, me,
etc.) in his sight; God protect you. [Obs.] --Chaucer.

{To see} (anything) {out}, to see (it) to the end; to be
present at, or attend, to the end.

{To see stars}, to see flashes of light, like stars; --
sometimes the result of concussion of the head. [Colloq.]


{To see (one) through}, to help, watch, or guard (one) to the
end of a course or an undertaking.

see at English => English (Computer) Of Explained:

SEE

1. {Simultaneous Engineering Environment}.

2. {Software Engineering Environment}.

(1999-04-26)

see at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

see
n : the seat within a bishop's diocese where his cathedral is
located
[also: {seen}, {saw}]

see
adv : compare (used in texts to point the reader to another
location in the text) [syn: {cf.}, {cf}, {confer}, {see
also}]
[also: {seen}, {saw}]

see
v 1: 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--he
cannot see"
2: 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" [syn: {understand}, {realize}, {realise}]
3: perceive or be contemporaneous with; "We found Republicans
winning the offices"; "You'll see a lot of cheating in
this school"; "I want to see results"; "The 1960 saw the
rebellion of the younger generation against established
traditions"; "I want to see results" [syn: {witness}, {find}]
4: 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" [syn: {visualize}, {visualise}, {envision},
{project}, {fancy}, {figure}, {picture}, {image}]
5: 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" [syn: {consider}, {reckon},
{view}, {regard}]
6: 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" [syn: {learn}, {hear}, {get word},
{get wind}, {pick up}, {find out}, {get a line}, {discover}]
7: 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" [syn: {watch}, {view},
{catch}, {take in}]
8: 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" [syn: {determine}, {check}, {find out}, {ascertain},
{watch}, {learn}]
9: come together; "I'll probably see you at the meeting"; "How
nice to see you again!" [syn: {meet}, {ran into}, {encounter},
{run across}, {come across}]
10: 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" [syn: {check}, {insure}, {see to it}, {ensure},
{control}, {ascertain}, {assure}]
11: go to see for professional or business reasons; "You should
see a lawyer"; "We had to see a psychiatrist"
12: go to see for a social visit; "I went to see my friend Mary
the other day"
13: visit a place, as for entertainment; "We went to see the
Eiffel Tower in the morning" [syn: {visit}]
14: take charge of or deal with; "Could you see about lunch?";
"I must attend to this matter"; "She took care of this
business" [syn: {attend}, {take care}, {look}]
15: receive as a specified guest; "the doctor will see you now";
"The minister doesn't see anybody before noon"
16: date regularly; have a steady relationship with; "Did you
know that she is seeing an older man?"; "He is dating his
former wife again!" [syn: {go steady}, {go out}, {date}]
17: see and understand, have a good eye; "The artist must first
learn to see"
18: deliberate or decide; "See whether you can come tomorrow";
"let's see--which movie should we see tonight?"
19: observe as if with an eye; "The camera saw the burglary and
recorded it"
20: 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" [syn: {examine}]
21: go or live through; "We had many trials to go through"; "he
saw action in Viet Nam" [syn: {experience}, {undergo}, {go
through}]
22: accompany or escort; "I'll see you to the door" [syn: {escort}]
23: match or meet; "I saw the bet of one of my fellow players"
24: make sense of; assign a meaning to; "What message do you see
in this letter?"; "How do you interpret his behavior?"
[syn: {interpret}, {construe}]
[also: {seen}, {saw}]

see at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: also » See|se|Se|sé

English

Pronunciation

* Inter: a » UK Inter: enPR » sē, Inter: IPA » /siː/, Inter: X-SAMPA » /si:/
  • Inter: a » US Inter: enPR » sē, Inter: IPA » /si/, Inter: X-SAMPA » /si/
  • : Inter: rhymes » iː
  • Inter: homophones » C|cee|sea
  • Inter: audio » en-uk-to see.ogg|Audio - 'to see' (UK)
  • Inter: audio » en-us-see.ogg|Audio (US)

    Etymology 1

    From Inter: etyl » enm Inter: term » seen|lang=enm, from Inter: etyl » ang Inter: term » seon|sēon|to see, look, behold, perceive, observe, discern, understand, know|lang=ang, from Inter: etyl » gem-pro|en Inter: recons » sehwanan||to see|lang=gem-pro, from Inter: etyl » ine-pro|en Inter: recons » sekʷ-||to see, notice|lang=ine-pro. Cognate with West Frisian Inter: term » sjen||to see|lang=fy, Dutch Inter: term » zien||to see|lang=nl, German Inter: term » sehen||to see|lang=de, Swedish Inter: term » se||to see|lang=sv, Inter: etyl » la|- Inter: term » signum|sīgnum|sign, token|lang=la, Inter: etyl » sq|- Inter: term » shih||look at, see|lang=sq imp. of Inter: term » shoh||to see|lang=sq.

    Verb

    Inter: en-verb » sees|seeing|saw|seen

  • To perceive or detect with the eyes, or as if by sight.
    1. To form a mental picture of.
    2. Inter: figurativel » y To understand.
    3. : Do you see what I mean?
    4. To witness or observe by personal experience.
    5. : Now Ive seen it all!''
    6. : Michael saw Will off at the train station.
    7. : I have been blind since birth and I love to read Braille. When the books arrive in from the library, I can’t wait to see what stories they have sent me.
    8. Inter: by extensio » n To ensure that something happens, especially while witnessing it.
    9. : Ill see you hang for this!''
    10. : I saw that they didnt make any more trouble.''
    11. Inter: context » gambling To respond to another player's bet with a bet of equal value.
    12. : Ill see your twenty dollars and raise you ten.''
    13. To date frequently.
    14. : Ive been seeing her for two months''
    15. Inter: context » sometimes|_|mystical To foresee, predict, or prophesy.
    16. : The oracle saw the destruction of the city.
      Synonyms
      * Inter: sense » perceive with the eyes behold, espy, observe, view

  • Inter: sense » understand follow, get, understand
    Derived terms
    Inter: rel-top3 » Terms derived from see (verb)
  • aftersee
  • besee
  • foresee
  • forsee
  • insee
  • missee

  • Inter: rel-mid » 3
    • outsee
    • oversee
    • see a man about a dog
    • see for
    • see stars


    Inter: rel-mid » 3
  • see the light of day
  • see through
  • see-through
  • see with one's own eyes
  • undersee
  • unsee

  • Inter: rel-botto » m
    Translations
    Inter: trans-top » perceive with the eyes
    • Afrikaans: Inter: t- » af|besien, Inter: t- » af|sien
    • Albanian: Inter: t- » sq|shoh
    • American Sign Language: Inter: tø » ase|V@Nose-PalmBack V@FromNose-PalmBack, Inter: tø » ase|K@Nose-PalmAcross K@FromNose-PalmAcross
    • Inter: trreq » am
    • Arabic: Inter: t- » ar|رأى|tr=raʾā, imperfect: Inter: t- » ar|يرى|tr=yarā
    • : Egyptian Arabic: Inter: tø » arz|شاف|tr=šāf|sc=Arab
    • : Moroccan Arabic: Inter: tø » ary|شاف|tr=šaf|sc=Arab
    • Aragonese: Inter: t- » an|veyer
    • Armenian: Inter: t- » hy|տեսնել|tr=tesnel
    • Aromanian: Inter: t- » rup|ved
    • Inter: trreq » as
    • Asturian: Inter: t- » ast|ver
    • Inter: trreq » ay
    • Azeri: Inter: t+ » az|görmək
    • Bashkir: Inter: tø » ba|күреү|tr=küreü|sc=Cyrl
    • Basque: Inter: t+ » eu|ikusi
    • Belarusian: Inter: t- » be|бачыць|tr=báčyc'
    • Bengali: Inter: t+ » bn|দেখা|tr=dêkha|sc=Beng
    • Breton: Inter: t+ » br|gwelet
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|виждам|tr=víždam
    • Burmese: Inter: t+ » my|တွေ့|tr=twe.|sc=Mymr, Inter: t+ » my|မြင်|tr=myin|sc=Mymr
    • Catalan: Inter: t+ » ca|veure
    • Cherokee: Inter: t- » chr|ᎠᎪᏩᏛᏗ|tr=agowadvdi|sc=Cher
    • Inter: trreq » ny
    • Chinese:
    • : Cantonese: Inter: yue-tsj » 睇見|睇见|tai2 gin3
    • : Mandarin: Inter: t- » cmn|見|tr=jiàn|sc=Hani, Inter: t- » cmn|看見|sc=Hani, Inter: t- » cmn|看见|tr=kànjiàn|sc=Hani, Inter: t- » cmn|睇|tr=dì|sc=Hani
    • Chuvash: Inter: tø » cv|курма|tr=kurma|sc=Cyrl
    • Cornish: Inter: t- » kw|gweles
    • Czech: Inter: t+ » cs|vidět
    • Dalmatian: Inter: tø » dlm|vedar
    • Danish: Inter: t+ » da|se
    • Inter: trreq » dv
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|zien, Inter: t+ » nl|aanschouwen, Inter: t- » nl|ZIEN, Inter: t+ » nl|bekijken, Inter: t+ » nl|bezien

  • Egyptian: {{tø|egy|
  • See at English (WD) Of Explained:

    Inter: also » see|se|Se|sé

    German

    Etymology

    Inter: etyl » goh|de Inter: term » seo|sēo|lang=goh

    Pronunciation

    * Inter: IPA » /zeː/|lang=de, Inter: X-SAMPA » /ze:/
  • Inter: audio » De-See.ogg|audio
  • Inter: rhymes » eː|lang=de

    Noun

    Inter: de-noun » m|Sees|Seen

  • lake

    Noun

    Inter: de-noun » f||-

  • sea

    Synonyms

    * Meer
    • Ozean

      Derived terms

      * Seeaal
    • Seeadler
    • Seeblatt
    • Seehund
    • Seeungeheuer


    Tagalog

    Pronunciation

    * Inter: IPA » /siː/|lang=tl

    Etymology

    Inter: etyl » nan|tl Hokkien Inter: term » 施.

    Proper noun

    Inter: head » tl|proper noun
  • Inter: surname » lang=tl|from=Min Nan|dot= of Chinese origin.

  • Category: ast:See -
    Translation: az » See
    Translation: cs » See
    Translation: de » See
    Translation: et » See
    Translation: el » See
    Translation: es » See
    Translation: fr » See
    Translation: gl » See
    Translation: ko » See
    Translation: hr » See
    Translation: io » See
    Translation: id » See
    Translation: it » See
    Translation: sw » See
    Translation: ku » See
    Translation: la » See
    Translation: lt » See
    Translation: li » See
    Translation: hu » See
    Translation: mg » See
    Translation: fj » See
    Translation: nl » See
    Translation: ja » See
    Translation: no » See
    Translation: oc » See
    Translation: pl » See
    Translation: ru » See
    Translation: sm » See
    Translation: fi » See
    Translation: sv » See
    Translation: tl » See
    Translation: ta » See
    Translation: th » See
    Translation: tr » See
    Translation: ug » See
    Translation: zh » See