See - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |siː|  American pronunciation of the word see
Brit.  |ˈsiː|  British pronunciation of the word see
irregular verb:  p.t. — saw  p.p. — seen

noun

- the seat within a bishop's diocese where his cathedral is located

verb

- perceive by sight or have the power to perceive by sight
- perceive (an idea or situation) mentally(syn: realise, realize, understand)
- perceive or be contemporaneous with(syn: find, witness)
- imagine; conceive of; see in one's mind(syn: envision, fancy, figure, image, picture, project, visualise, visualize)
- deem to be(syn: consider, reckon, regard, view)
- get to know or become aware of, usually accidentally(syn: discover, hear, learn)
- see or watch(syn: catch, view, watch)

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Examples

It was so dark that I couldn't see anything.

I can't see a thing without my glasses.

Would you turn on the light? I can hardly see a thing.

Let me see what you're holding in your hand.

I saw your sister at the party, but I didn't talk to her.

I saw her take the money.

Nobody saw the accident happen.

He was last seen leaving his house yesterday morning.

You have to see it to believe it.

“He says he's coming.” “I'll believe it when I see it.”

The window is so dirty that I can't see out.

In the evening we went to see a movie.

Jewels look best seen against a dark background.

The doctor must see him at once.

You ought to see a doctor about that cough.

Phrasal verbs

see through  — support financially through a period of time

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: see
he/she/it: sees
present participle: seeing
past tense: saw
past participle: seen
noun
singular: see
plural: sees
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