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
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Related Words for sightseetravel, swing, explore, cruise, fly, trek, sail, proceed, migrate, move, visit, drive, cross, carry, tour, transmit, vacation, go, walk, wander
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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.The Model Diaries: Casting Hijabs
January 28, 2014
verb -sees, -seeing, -saw or -seen
informal to visit the famous or interesting sights of (a place)
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