verb (used without object)

to go about seeing places and things of interest: In Rome, we only had two days to sightsee.

verb (used with object)

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
Related formssight·se·er, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Contemporary Examples of sightsee

  • When you have a limited time in a new city, and are therefore unable to sightsee or indulge in tourism, you take what you can get.

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British Dictionary definitions for sightsee


verb -sees, -seeing, -saw or -seen

informal to visit the famous or interesting sights of (a place)
Derived Formssightseer, noun
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