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.


Nearby words

  1. see after,
  2. see beyond one's nose,
  3. see daylight,
  4. see double,
  5. see eye to eye,
  6. see into,
  7. see of,
  8. see off,
  9. see one's way to,
  10. see out

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