v. saw, seen, see•ing. v.t.
1. to perceive with the eyes; look at.
2. to view; visit or attend as a spectator.
3. to perceive (things) mentally; understand.
4. to construct a mental image of; visualize.
5. to accept or imagine as acceptable: I can’t see him as president.
6. to be cognizant of; recognize: to see one’s mistake.
7. to scan or view, esp. by electronic means.
8. to foresee: He doesn’t see us in a war.
9. to ascertain; find out: See who is at the door.
10. to have knowledge or experience of: to see service in the Peace Corps.
11. to make sure: See that the door is locked.
12. to meet and converse with.
13. to receive as a visitor.
14. to visit.
15. to court or date frequently.
16. to help or assist: He’s seeing his brother through college.
17. to escort or accompany: to see someone home.
18. to match (a bet) or match the bet of (a bettor) by staking an equal sum; call: I’ll see your five and raise you five.
19. to read or read about.
20. to have the power of sight.
21. to understand intellectually or spiritually; have insight.
22. to pay attention; heed: See, here it comes.
23. to find out; ascertain: See for yourself.
24. to think; consider: Let me see, what was his name?
a. to inquire about; investigate.
b. Also, see after. to attend to; take care of.
26. see off, to accompany (someone about to go on a journey) to the place of departure.
a. to work on until completion; finish; see through.
b. to escort to an outer door.
a. to ascertain the true nature of, esp. to detect the sham or treachery in.
b. to remain with until completion; see out.
29. see to, to take care of; attend to; see about: to see to the travel arrangements.
see red, Informal. to become enraged.
[before 900; Old English sēon, c. Old Frisian siā, Old Saxon, Old High German sehan, Old Norse sjā, Gothic saihwan]
the seat, center of authority, office, or jurisdiction of a bishop.
[1250–1300; Middle English se(e) < Old French se (variant of sie) < Latin sēdes seat]
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