verb (used with object), saw, seen, see·ing.
verb (used without object), saw, seen, see·ing.
- to investigate; inquire about.
- to turn one's attention to; take care of: He said he would see about getting the license plates.
- to penetrate to the true nature of; comprehend; detect: He quickly saw through my story.
- to stay with to the end or until completion; persevere: to see a difficult situation through.
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Origin of see1
OTHER WORDS FROM seesee·a·ble, adjectivesee·a·ble·ness, nounun·see·a·ble, adjective
Words nearby see
Definition for see (2 of 2)
Origin of see2
Example sentences from the Web for see
We see detoxing as a path to transcendence, a symbol of modern urban virtue and self-transformation through abstinence.How Taryn Toomey’s ‘The Class’ Became New York’s Latest Fitness Craze|Lizzie Crocker|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Harris is unlikely to see a challenge from Villaraigosa, either.The Golden State Preps for the ‘Red Wedding’ of Senate Races|David Freedlander|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
We do see that a few European countries have them on the books: Germany, Poland, Italy, Ireland, a couple more.
Several times, either because they forgot or they had a technical problem, they connected directly, and we could see them.
That would truly be a milestone to celebrate—until you see what that record “diversity” actually means.
I see it at once, I replied, but that heavy charge must fall on some other body.Harmonies of Political Economy|Frdric Bastiat
Still I cannot see that this at all explains the expression of a "cock-and-bull story."
Belfast resolved on waiting "to see what the South would do," and the South waited for Belfast.Speeches from the Dock, Part I|Various
They're always telling me the world is changed, and I begin to see it now.'Lord Kilgobbin|Charles Lever
"I think, when I see her, I will tell her all about my Lizzie," he said.The Incomplete Amorist|E. Nesbit
British Dictionary definitions for see (1 of 2)
verb sees, seeing, saw or seen
Derived forms of seeseeable, adjective
Word Origin for see
British Dictionary definitions for see (2 of 2)
Word Origin for see
Idioms and Phrases with see
In addition to the idioms beginning with see
- see about
- see after
- see a man about a dog
- see beyond one's nose
- see daylight
- see double
- see eye to eye
- see fit
- seeing is believing
- seeing that
- seeing things
- see into
- seen better days, have
- seen one, seen them all
- see one's way to
- see out
- see reason
- see red
- see someone off
- see stars
- see the back of
- see the color of one's money
- see the elephant
- see the last of
- see the light
- see the light of day
- see the sights
- see things
- see through
- see through rose-colored glasses
- see to
- see with half an eye
- as far as I can see
- begin to see daylight
- can't see beyond the end of one's nose
- can't see the forest for the trees
- I'll be seeing you
- I see
- let me see
- long time no see
- so I see
- wait and see
Also see underseen.