Dictionary and Thesaurus

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


See Also: collocate with, construe with, cooccur with, co-occur with, go with


Hyponyms: Holy See, The Holy See, State of the Vatican City, perceive, appreciate, take account, get the goods, wise up, trip up, catch, ascertain, discover, find, misconstrue, misinterpret, misconceive, misunderstand, misapprehend, be amiss, read between the lines, mythicize, mythicise, literalize, literalise, spiritualize, spiritualise, reinterpret, allegorize, allegorise, take, read, scan, educe, evoke, elicit, extract, draw out, proofread, proof, control, double-check, cross-check, cinch, card, spot-check, cover, expect, receive, reconsider, include, consider, call, like, relativize, relativise, identify, favor, favour, abstract, reify, idealize, idealise, deem, hold, view as, take for, respect, esteem, value, prize, prise, disrespect, disesteem, make, capitalize, capitalise, treasure, test, intersect, cross, know, experience, live, suffer, endure, meet, feel, enjoy, witness, come, glimpse, get a look, catch a glimpse, behold, lay eyes on, search, x-ray, candle, autopsy, auscultate, survey, skim, rake, glance over, run down, peruse, size up, take stock, scrutinize, scrutinise, look, inspect, check, visualize, visualise, spectate, preview, take in, slum, minister, tend


Grouped Verbs: visualize, visualise, envision, project, fancy, figure, picture, image, witness, find, consider, reckon, view, regard, determine, check, find out, ascertain, watch, learn, check off, mark, mark off, tick off, tick, control, verify, interpret, construe, insure, see to it, ensure, assure, understand, realize, realise, meet, gather, assemble, forgather, foregather, hear, get word, get wind, pick up, get a line, discover, catch, take in, date, visit


Entailments: look


Part Meronyms: diocese, bishopric


Derivational Morphology: realization, realisation, recognition, understanding, apprehension, discernment, savvy, discovery, breakthrough, find, uncovering, construal, interpretation, reading, version, interpreting, rendition, rendering, confirmation, verification, check, substantiation, checkout, check-out procedure, opinion, view, sentiment, persuasion, thought, position, perspective, determination, finding, image, mental image, effigy, simulacrum, picture, icon, ikon, imagination, imaging, imagery, mental imagery, mental picture, impression, picturing, envisioning, figuration, visionary, illusionist, seer, illusion, fantasy, phantasy, fancy, visual image, visualization, visualisation, visualizer, visualiser, encounter, coming upon, meeting, experience, finder, discoverer, spotter, spectator, witness, viewer, watcher, looker, visual perception, beholding, seeing, eyesight, sightedness, examination, scrutiny, examiner, inspector, eyeshot, survey, sight, aspect, prospect, scene, vista, panorama, watch, vigil, date, escort, appointment, engagement, visitor, visitant, care, attention, aid, tending


Anagrams: ESE, SSE


Language Translations:
Afrikaans: besien   Albanian: shoh  
Basque: ikusi   Breton: gwelet  
Catalan: veure   Chinese: and 明白  
Croatian: vidjeti   Danish: forstå and se  
Dutch: zien   Esperanto: vidi  
Finnish: käsittää and nähdä   French: voir  
Frisian: sjen   German: sehen  
Greek: βλέπω and καταλαβαίνω   Hebrew: ראה  
Hungarian: lát   Icelandic: sjá and skil  
Ido: vidar   Indonesian: lihat  
Italian: vedere   Japanese: 理解する and 見る  
Korean: 보다   Latin: videre  
Norwegian: se and skjønne   Polish: widzieć  
Portuguese: ver   Romanian: vedea  
Russian: видеть   Serbian: схватити and videti  
Slovene: videti   Spanish: ver  
Swedish: förstå and se   Tagalog: kita  
Telugu: చూచు   Turkish: anlamak and görmek  
Ukrainian: бачити   Welsh: gweld  
Yiddish: זעהן  
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