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.

Words Nearby see fit

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How to use see fit in a sentence

  • The bear watched him narrowly with its wicked little eyes, though it did not see fit to cease its paw-licking.

    The Giant of the North | R.M. Ballantyne
  • Your arm was stout enough in old days, and I give you plenary authority to use it as you see fit.

    A Thin Ghost and Others | M. R. (Montague Rhodes) James
  • He received the message, but did not, for reasons best known to himself, see fit to accede to the request.

    The Boys of '61 | Charles Carleton Coffin.
  • On the contrary, the contractors deal as they see fit, with those whom they employ, or of whom they purchase.

  • Mr. Jenner, you can use those to supplement or as you see fit during the interrogation this afternoon.

    Warren Commission (3 of 26): Hearings Vol. III (of 15) | The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy