see1 [sē]
saw, seen, seeing [ME seen < OE seon (< * sehwan), akin to Ger sehen, Goth saihwan < IE base * sekw-, to observe, show, see, tell: see SAY]
a) to get knowledge or an awareness of through the eyes; perceive visually; look at; view
b) to visualize as though present; picture
a) to get a clear mental impression of; grasp by thinking; understand [to see the point of a joke]
b) to accept as right, proper, or suitable [I can't see him as president]
c) to consider to be; judge [saw it as his duty]
a) to learn; discover; find out [see what they want]
b) to learn by reading, as in a newspaper
4. to have personal knowledge of; experience; witness [to have seen better days]
5. to look over; inspect; examine [let me see that burn]
6. to take care; make sure [see that he does it right]
a) to escort; accompany; attend [to see someone home]
b) to keep company with; be dating regularly
a) to encounter; meet; come in contact with [have you seen John?]
b) to recognize by sight
a) to call on; visit
b) to have an interview with; consult [see a lawyer]
10. to admit to one's presence; receive [too ill to see anyone]
11. to be a spectator at; view or attend [to see a show]
12. Card Games
a) to meet (a bet) by staking an equal sum
b) to meet the bet of (another) in this way
1. to have the power of sight
2. to discern objects, colors, etc. by using the eyes [to be able to see far]
a) to take a look [go and see]
b) to investigate or inquire [see if he wants anything]
4. to comprehend; understand
5. to think over a given matter; reflect [let me see, where did I put it?]
look; behold
see about
1. to investigate or inquire into
2. to attend to
see after
to take care of; look after
see double
to see two of every object through inability to focus the eyes, as from drunkenness
see fit
to consider that it is desirable, proper, etc. [go if you see fit; he saw fit to sue them]
see into
1. to investigate; look into
2. to perceive the true meaning, character, or nature of
see off
to go with (another) to the place from which that person is to leave, as on a journey
see out Rare
1. to carry out; finish; go through with
2. to wait till the end of
see through
1. to perceive the true meaning, character, or nature of [saw through his pretty words]
2. to carry out to the end; finish [to see a project through]
3. to help out or carry through a time of difficulty [saw her through her final exams]
see to
to attend to
SYN.- SEE1, the most simple and direct of these terms, is the basic term for the use of the organs of sight; BEHOLD implies a directing of the eyes on something and holding it in view, usually stressing the strong impression made [he never beheld a sight more beautiful ]; ESPY and DESCRY both imply a catching sight of with some effort, ESPY suggesting the detection of that which is small, partly hidden, etc. [he espied the snake crawling through the grass ] and DESCRY the making out of something from a distance or through darkness, mist, etc. [he descried the distant steeple ]; VIEW implies a seeing or looking at what lies before one, as in inspection or examination [the jury viewed the evidence ]
see2 [sē]
[ME se < OFr sie, sied < L sedes, a seat (in ML(Ec), a see of a bishop) < sedere, SIT]
1. the official seat, or center of authority, of a bishop
2. the position, authority, or jurisdiction of a bishop
3. Obs. a seat of authority, esp. a throne

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