- to go about seeing places and things of interest: In Rome, we only had two days to sightsee.
- to go about seeing the major sights of: We had only two days to sightsee Rome.
Origin of sightsee
1825–35; back formation from sightseer or sightseeing
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Examples from the Web for sightseer
But better than palaces are the picture-galleries, three of which are open to the sightseer.Saunterings
Charles Dudley Warner
In Tucumn itself, there is nothing of interest for the sightseer.
Even in the places most frequented by the sightseer they do not abound in any profusion.Europe Revised
Irvin S. Cobb
But taken as a whole, for the sightseer Madrid is just a weariness of the spirit.Heroic Spain
Elizabeth Boyle O'Reilly
It was at its worst as a sight, and I at mine as a sightseer.No Hero
- informal to visit the famous or interesting sights of (a place)
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