See - definition, pronunciation, transcription

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


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


- perceive by sight or have the power to perceive by sight
You have to be a good observer to see all the details
Can you see the bird in that tree?
He is blind--he cannot see
- perceive (an idea or situation) mentally (syn: realize, understand)
Now I see!
I just can't see your point
- perceive or be contemporaneous with (syn: find, witness)
You'll see a lot of cheating in this school
I want to see results
- imagine; conceive of; see in one's mind (syn: envision, fancy, figure, image, picture, project, visualize)
I can't see him on horseback!
I can see what will happen
I can see a risk in this strategy
- deem to be (syn: consider, reckon, regard, view)
I don't see the situation quite as negatively as you do
- get to know or become aware of, usually accidentally (syn: discover, find out, hear, learn, pick up)
I see that you have been promoted
- see or watch (syn: catch, take in, view, watch)
This program will be seen all over the world
see a movie
- come together (syn: come across, encounter, meet)
I'll probably see you at the meeting
How nice to see you again!
- find out, learn, or determine with certainty, usually by making an inquiry or other effort (syn: ascertain, check, determine, find out, learn, watch)
I want to see whether she speaks French
- be careful or certain to do something; make certain of something (syn: ascertain, assure, check, control, ensure, insure)
- go to see for professional or business reasons
You should see a lawyer
We had to see a psychiatrist
- go to see for a social visit
I went to see my friend Mary the other day
- go to see a place, as for entertainment (syn: visit)
We went to see the Eiffel Tower in the morning
- take charge of or deal with (syn: attend, look)
Could you see about lunch?
- receive as a specified guest
the doctor will see you now
The minister doesn't see anybody before noon
- date regularly; have a steady relationship with (syn: date, go out)
Did you know that she is seeing an older man?
- see and understand, have a good eye
The artist must first learn to see
- deliberate or decide
let's see--which movie should we see tonight?
- observe as if with an eye
- observe, check out, and look over carefully or inspect (syn: examine)
I must see your passport before you can enter the country
- undergo or live through a difficult experience (syn: experience, go through)
- accompany or escort (syn: escort)
I'll see you to the door
- match or meet
- make sense of; assign a meaning to (syn: construe, interpret)
What message do you see in this letter?

Extra 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

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