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See is what your eyes do. However, this word has loads of meanings: you can see a shrink, which means you're consulting a psychiatrist; or you can be seeing your high school sweetheart, which means you're dating him.

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A seat; a site; a place where sovereign power is exercised.

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

Verb
perceive (an idea or situation) mentally; "Now I see!"; "I just can''t see your point"; "Does she realize how important this decision is?"; "I don''t understand the idea"

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get to know or become aware of, usually accidentally; "I learned that she has two grown-up children"; "I see that you have been promoted"

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make sense of; assign a meaning to; "What message do you see in this letter?"; "How do you interpret his behavior?"

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be careful or certain to do something; make certain of something; "He verified that the valves were closed"; "See that the curtains are closed"; "control the quality of the product"

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deem to be; "She views this quite differently from me"; "I consider her to be shallow"; "I don''t see the situation quite as negatively as you do"

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deliberate or decide; "See whether you can come tomorrow"; "let''s see--which movie should we see tonight?"

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find out, learn, or determine with certainty, usually by making an inquiry or other effort; "I want to see whether she speaks French"; "See whether it works"; "find out if he speaks Russian"; "Check whether the train leaves on time"

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match or meet; "I saw the bet of one of my fellow players"

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receive as a specified guest; "the doctor will see you now"; "The minister doesn''t see anybody before noon"

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imagine; conceive of; see in one''s mind; "I can''t see him on horseback!"; "I can see what will happen"; "I can see a risk in this strategy"

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come together; "I''ll probably see you at the meeting"; "How nice to see you again!"

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accompany or escort; "I''ll see you to the door"

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go or live through; "We had many trials to go through"; "he saw action in Viet Nam"

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perceive or be contemporaneous with; "We found Republicans winning the offices"; "You''ll see a lot of cheating in this school"; "I want to see results"; "The 1960 saw the rebellion of the younger generation against established traditions"; "I want to see

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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"

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see and understand, have a good eye; "The artist must first learn to see"

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observe, check out, and look over carefully or inspect; "The customs agent examined the baggage"; "I must see your passport before you can enter the country"

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see or watch; "view a show on television"; "This program will be seen all over the world"; "view an exhibition"; "Catch a show on Broadway"; "see a movie"

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observe as if with an eye; "The camera saw the burglary and recorded it"

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date regularly; have a steady relationship with; "Did you know that she is seeing an older man?"; "He is dating his former wife again!"

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go to see for professional or business reasons; "You should see a lawyer"; "We had to see a psychiatrist"

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go to see for a social visit; "I went to see my friend Mary the other day"

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visit a place, as for entertainment; "We went to see the Eiffel Tower in the morning"

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take charge of or deal with; "Could you see about lunch?"; "I must attend to this matter"; "She took care of this business"

Adverb
compare (used in texts to point the reader to another location in the text)


n.
A seat; a site; a place where sovereign power is exercised.

n.
Specifically: (a) The seat of episcopal power; a diocese; the jurisdiction of a bishop; as, the see of New York. (b) The seat of an archibishop; a province or jurisdiction of an archibishop; as, an archiepiscopal see. (c) The seat, place, or office of the pope, or Roman pontiff; as, the papal see. (d) The pope or his court at Rome; as, to appeal to the see of Rome.

v. t.
To perceive by the eye; to have knowledge of the existence and apparent qualities of by the organs of sight; to behold; to descry; to view.

v. t.
To perceive by mental vision; to form an idea or conception of; to note with the mind; to observe; to discern; to distinguish; to understand; to comprehend; to ascertain.

v. t.
To follow with the eyes, or as with the eyes; to watch; to regard attentivelly; to look after.

v. t.
To have an interview with; especially, to make a call upon; to visit; as, to go to see a friend.

v. t.
To fall in with; to have intercourse or communication with; hence, to have knowledge or experience of; as, to see military service.

v. t.
To accompany in person; to escort; to wait upon; as, to see one home; to see one aboard the cars.

v. i.
To have the power of sight, or of perceiving by the proper organs; to possess or employ the sense of vision; as, he sees distinctly.

v. i.
Figuratively: To have intellectual apprehension; to perceive; to know; to understand; to discern; -- often followed by a preposition, as through, or into.

v. i.
To be attentive; to take care; to give heed; -- generally with to; as, to see to the house.


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See , n. [OE. se, see, OF. se, sed, sied, fr. L. sedes a seat, or the kindred sedere to sit. See Sit, and cf. Siege.] 1. A seat; a site; a place where sovereign power is exercised. [Obs.] Chaucer.
Jove laughed on Venus from his sovereign see.
2. Specifically: (a) The seat of episcopal power; a diocese; the jurisdiction of a bishop; as, the see of New York. (b) The seat of an archibishop; a province or jurisdiction of an archibishop; as, an archiepiscopal see. (c) The seat, place, or office of the pope, or Roman pontiff; as, the papal see. (d) The pope or his court at Rome; as, to appeal to the see of Rome. Apostolic see. See under Apostolic.

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See , v. t. [imp. Saw ; p. p. Seen ; p. pr. & vb. n. Seeing.] [OE. seen, sen, seon, As. se'a2n; akin to OFries. s'c6a, D. zien, OS. & OHG. sehan, G. sehen, Icel. sj'be, Sw. se, Dan. see, Goth. sa'a1hwan, and probably to L. sequi to follow (and so originally meaning, to follow with the eyes). Gr. , Skr. sac. Cf. Sight, Sun to follow.] 1. To perceive by the eye; to have knowledge of the existence and apparent qualities of by the organs of sight; to behold; to descry; to view.
I will new turn aside, and see this great sight.
2. To perceive by mental vision; to form an idea or conception of; to note with the mind; to observe; to discern; to distinguish; to understand; to comprehend; to ascertain.
Go, I pray thee, see whether it be well with thy brethren.
Jesus saw that he answered discreetly.
Who 's so gross That seeth not this palpable device?
3. To follow with the eyes, or as with the eyes; to watch; to regard attentivelly; to look after. Shak.
I had a mind to see him out, and therefore did not care for centradicting him.
4. To have an interview with; especially, to make a call upon; to visit; as, to go to see a friend.
And Samuel came no more to see Saul untill the day of his death.
5. To fall in with; to have intercourse or communication with; hence, to have knowledge or experience of; as, to see military service.
Make us glad according to the days wherein thou hast afflicted us, and the years wherein we have seen evil.
Verily, verily, I say unto you, if a man keep my saying, he shall never see death.
Improvement in visdom and prudence by seeing men.
6. To accompany in person; to escort; to wait upon; as, to see one home; to see one aboard the cars. God you (him, ∨ me, etc.) see, God keep you (him, me, etc.) in his sight; God protect you. [Obs.] Chaucer. -- To see (anything) out, to see (it) to the end; to be present at, or attend, to the end. -- To see stars, to see flashes of light, like stars; -- sometimes the result of concussion of the head. [Colloq.] -- To see (one) through, to help, watch, or guard (one) to the end of a course or an undertaking.

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See, v. i. 1. To have the power of sight, or of perceiving by the proper organs; to possess or employ the sense of vision; as, he sees distinctly.
Whereas I was blind, now I see.
2. Figuratively: To have intellectual apprehension; to perceive; to know; to understand; to discern; -- often followed by a preposition, as through, or into.
For judgment I am come into this world, that they which see not might see; and that they which see might be made blind.
Many sagacious persons will find us out, . . . and see through all our fine pretensions.
3. To be attentive; to take care; to give heed; -- generally with to; as, to see to the house.
See that ye fall not out by the way.
&hand; Let me see, Let us see, are used to express consideration, or to introduce the particular consideration of a subject, or some scheme or calculation.
Cassio's a proper man, let me see now, - To get his place.
&hand; See is sometimes used in the imperative for look, or behold. "See. see! upon the banks of Boyne he stands." Halifax. To see about a thing, to pay attention to it; to consider it. -- To see on, to look at. [Obs.] "She was full more blissful on to see." Chaucer. -- To see to. (a) To look at; to behold; to view. [Obs.] "An altar by Jordan, a great altar to see to" Josh. xxii. 10. (b) To take care about; to look after; as, to see to a fire.

A seat; a site; a place where sovereign power is exercised.

To have the power of sight, or of perceiving by the proper organs; to possess or employ the sense of vision; as, he sees distinctly.

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Usage Examples

'The Dance Scene' is basically the most amazing dance show in the world, and it follows me as a creative director. You see how I maintain that creativity.

A mathematician is a person who can find analogies between theorems a better mathematician is one who can see analogies between proofs and the best mathematician can notice analogies between theories.

A line from one of my 1997 columns - 'Do one thing every day that scares you' - is now widely attributed to Eleanor Roosevelt, though I have yet to see any evidence that she ever said it and I don't believe she did. She said some things about fear, but not that thing.

A man has to live with himself, and he should see to it that he always has good company.

A play should give you something to think about. When I see a play and understand it the first time, then I know it can't be much good.

A month before graduation I got an off-Broadway job. Then I did some commercials, including one for MCI. You can only see half of me, but it paid well. Thank God for commercials.

A man to carry on a successful business must have imagination. He must see things as in a vision, a dream of the whole thing.

A lot of the problems I had with fame I was bringing on myself. A lot of self-loathing, a lot of woe-is-me. Now I'm learning to see the positive side of things, instead of, like, 'I can't go to Kmart. I can't take my kids to the haunted house.'

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Other Usage Examples

A bride at her second marriage does not wear a veil. She wants to see what she is getting.

'The Panorama' is also the last place anywhere in New York where the World Trade Center still stands, whole, as it stood in the early morning of September 11. I can also see the corner where I saw the first tower fall and howled out loud. Seeing the buildings again here is uplifting, healing.

'Good Morning America' exploited Joan Lunden's pregnancy, but you won't see me bringing my babies on the air. The only reason I'm talking about the babies at all is that they've been with me on the show since I became pregnant. After a while, I had to acknowledge this pumpkin tummy.

A man will treat a woman almost exactly the way he treats his own interior feminine. In fact, he hasn't the ability to see a woman, objectively speaking, until he has made some kind of peace with his interior woman.

A lot of the time, the way it's portrayed is that I only see women in a sexual way. But I grew up with just my mum and sister, so I respect women a lot.

A scientific truth does not triumph by convincing its opponents and making them see the light, but rather because its opponents eventually die and a new generation grows up that is familiar with it.

A good athlete always mentally replays a competition over and over, even in victory, to see what might be done to improve the performance the next time.

A new scientific truth does not triumph by convincing its opponents and making them see the light, but rather because its opponents eventually die, and a new generation grows up that is familiar with it.

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