see

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[ see ]
/ si /

verb (used with object), saw, seen, see·ing.

verb (used without object), saw, seen, see·ing.

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Origin of see

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before 900; Middle English seen, Old English sēon; cognate with Dutch zien, German sehen, Old Norse sjā, Gothic saihwan

SYNONYMS FOR see

5 comprehend, penetrate.
10 determine.
11 know, undergo.
18 accompany.

OTHER WORDS FROM see

see·a·ble, adjectivesee·a·ble·ness, nounun·see·a·ble, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for see about (1 of 3)

see about

verb (intr, preposition)

to take care of; look afterhe couldn't see about the matter because he was ill
to investigate; enquire intoto see about a new car

British Dictionary definitions for see about (2 of 3)

see1
/ (siː) /

verb sees, seeing, saw or seen

Derived forms of see

seeable, adjective

Word Origin for see

Old English sēon; related to Old Norse sjā, Gothic saihwan, Old Saxon sehan

British Dictionary definitions for see about (3 of 3)

see2
/ (siː) /

noun

the diocese of a bishop, or the place within it where his cathedral or procathedral is situatedSee also Holy See

Word Origin for see

C13: from Old French sed, from Latin sēdēs a seat; related to sedēre to sit
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Idioms and Phrases with see about (1 of 2)

see about

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Also, see to. Attend to, take care of, as in I'll see about the refreshments if you'll handle the tickets, or Will you see to the outdoor chores? The variant is also put as see to it, as in Yes, I'll see to it that everything's done. [First half of 1800s]

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Investigate, as in I'm not sure, but I'll see about the cost of renting a van. Also see look into.

Idioms and Phrases with see about (2 of 2)

see

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