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see fit

Deem appropriate, as in He's entitled to divide up his property as he sees fit, or If we see fit to attend, we'll be there. This expression uses see in the sense of “view as,” a usage dating from about 1325.
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  • During the prevalence of the light air mentioned, Raoul Yvard did not see fit to stir tack or sheet, as it is termed among seamen.

    The Wing-and-Wing J. Fenimore Cooper
  • Well, you can do me a good turn, and so can I you, if we see fit.

    Life On The Mississippi, Complete Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
  • They had started off at an easy, regular stroke, one which they could keep up for hours and increase when they should see fit.

    The Rival Campers Ashore Ruel Perley Smith
  • If I see fit to send it back with the seal unbroken, that is my affair.

    The Guardian Angel Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
  • He did not speak, but he pointed to the door in a manner which Dayman did not see fit to disobey.

    Brooke's Daughter Adeline Sergeant
  • First, toward our home and the rest we spend or save as we see fit.

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