See Definition

Define what is See?

1. see (noun)

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


    seat noun
    a center of authority (as a city from which authority is exercised).

    2. see (verb)

    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, comprehend verb
    to become aware of through the senses.


    glimpse verb
    catch a glimpse of or see briefly.

    see verb
    see and understand, have a good eye.

    catch a glimpse, catch sight, get a look verb
    see something for a brief time.

    behold, lay eyes on verb
    see with attention.

    3. realize, see, understand, realise (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.

    perceive verb
    become conscious of.

    take account, appreciate verb
    be fully aware of; realize fully.

    4. witness, see, find (verb)

    perceive or be contemporaneous with.

    • We found Republicans winning the offices.
    • You'll see a lot of cheating in this school.
    • The 1960's saw the rebellion of the younger generation against established traditions.
    • I want to see results.
    Synonyms: witness, find

    experience, go through, see verb
    go or live through.


    catch verb
    become aware of.

    5. envision, fancy, picture, visualize, image, figure, visualise, see, project (verb)

    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.

    conceive of, envisage, ideate, imagine verb
    form a mental image of something that is not present or that is not the case.

    6. consider, regard, view, reckon, see (verb)

    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.
    Synonyms: consider, regard, view, reckon

    think, believe, conceive, consider verb
    judge or regard; look upon; judge.


    expect verb
    consider reasonable or due.

    receive verb
    regard favorably or with disapproval.

    reconsider verb
    consider again; give new consideration to; usually with a view to changing.

    reconsider verb
    consider again (a bill) that had been voted upon before, with a view to altering it.

    include verb
    consider as part of something.

    consider verb
    regard or treat with consideration, respect, and esteem.

    Call verb
    consider or regard as being.

    like verb
    feel about or towards; consider, evaluate, or regard.

    relativise, relativize verb
    consider or treat as relative.

    identify verb
    consider (oneself) as similar to somebody else.

    favor, favour verb
    consider as the favorite.

    abstract verb
    consider a concept without thinking of a specific example; consider abstractly or theoretically.

    reify verb
    consider an abstract concept to be real.

    idealise, idealize verb
    consider or render as ideal.

    deem, take for, view as, hold verb
    keep in mind or convey as a conviction or view.

    esteem, respect, prise, prize, value verb
    regard highly; think much of.

    disesteem, disrespect verb
    have little or no respect for; hold in contempt.

    make verb
    consider as being.

    capitalise, capitalize verb
    consider expenditures as capital assets rather than expenses.

    prize, treasure, value, appreciate verb
    hold dear.

    7. get a line, get wind, get word, discover, find out, hear, learn, pick up, see (verb)

    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.

    get the goods verb
    discover some bad or hidden information about.

    wise up verb
    get wise to.

    trip up, catch verb
    detect a blunder or misstep.

    ascertain verb
    learn or discover with certainty.

    discover, find verb
    make a discovery.

    8. view, watch, take in, see, catch (verb)

    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.
    Synonyms: view, watch, take in, catch

    watch verb
    look attentively.


    visualise, visualize verb
    view the outline of by means of an X-ray.

    spectate verb
    be a spectator in a sports event.

    preview verb
    watch (a movie or play) before it is released to the general public.

    9. encounter, meet, run across, come across, run into, see (verb)

    come together.

    • I'll probably see you at the meeting.
    • How nice to see you again!.

    intersect, Cross verb
    meet at a point.

    10. ascertain, find out, learn, watch, determine, see, check (verb)

    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.

    test verb
    determine the presence or properties of (a substance).

    11. insure, see to it, ascertain, ensure, check, assure, control, see (verb)

    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.

    verify verb
    confirm the truth of.


    proofread, proof verb
    read for errors.

    control verb
    verify by using a duplicate register for comparison.

    double-check verb
    check once more to be absolutely sure.

    cross-check verb
    check out conflicting sources; crosscheck facts, for example.

    cinch verb
    make sure of.

    card verb
    ask someone for identification to determine whether he or she is old enough to consume liquor.

    spot-check verb
    pick out random samples for examination in order to ensure high quality.

    cover verb
    maintain a check on; especially by patrolling.

    12. see (verb)

    go to see for professional or business reasons.

    • You should see a lawyer.
    • We had to see a psychiatrist.

    call in, visit, Call verb
    pay a brief visit.

    13. see (verb)

    go to see for a social visit.

    • I went to see my friend Mary the other day.

    call in, visit, Call verb
    pay a brief visit.

    14. visit, see (verb)

    go to see a place, as for entertainment.

    • We went to see the Eiffel Tower in the morning.
    Synonyms: visit

    tour verb
    make a tour of a certain place.


    take in verb
    visit for entertainment.

    15. attend, take care, look, see (verb)

    take charge of or deal with.

    • Could you see about lunch?.
    • I must attend to this matter.
    • She took care of this business.
    Synonyms: attend, take care, look

    give care, care verb
    provide care for.


    minister verb
    attend to the wants and needs of others.

    tend verb
    have care of or look after.

    16. see (verb)

    receive as a specified guest.

    • the doctor will see you now.
    • The minister doesn't see anybody before noon.

    receive, take in, invite verb
    express willingness to have in one's home or environs.

    17. go steady, date, go out, see (verb)

    date regularly; have a steady relationship with.

    • Did you know that she is seeing an older man?.
    • He is dating his former wife again!.
    Synonyms: go steady, date, go out

    affiliate, assort, consort, associate verb
    keep company with; hang out with.

    18. see (verb)

    see and understand, have a good eye.

    • The artist must first learn to see.

    see verb
    perceive by sight or have the power to perceive by sight.

    19. see (verb)

    deliberate or decide.

    • See whether you can come tomorrow.
    • let's see--which movie should we see tonight?.

    deliberate, moot, debate, consider, turn over verb
    think about carefully; weigh.

    20. see (verb)

    observe as if with an eye.

    • The camera saw the burglary and recorded it.

    detect, discover, notice, observe, find verb
    discover or determine the existence, presence, or fact of.

    21. examine, see (verb)

    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.
    Synonyms: examine

    search verb
    subject to a search.

    X-ray verb
    examine by taking x-rays.

    candle verb
    examine eggs for freshness by holding them against a light.

    autopsy verb
    perform an autopsy on a dead body; do a post-mortem.

    auscultate verb
    examine by auscultation.

    survey verb
    look over carefully or inspect.

    glance over, scan, skim, rake, run down verb
    examine hastily.

    scan verb
    examine minutely or intensely.

    peruse verb
    examine or consider with attention and in detail.

    scrutinise, scrutinize, size up, take stock verb
    to look at critically or searchingly, or in minute detail.

    search, look verb
    search or seek.

    inspect verb
    look over carefully.

    check verb
    make an examination or investigation.

    22. experience, go through, see (verb)

    go or live through.

    • We had many trials to go through.
    • he saw action in Viet Nam.

    undergo verb
    pass through.


    experience, know, live verb
    have firsthand knowledge of states, situations, emotions, or sensations.

    suffer, endure verb
    undergo or be subjected to.

    suffer, meet verb
    undergo or suffer.

    feel verb
    undergo passive experience of:.

    enjoy verb
    have for one's benefit.

    witness, see, find verb
    perceive or be contemporaneous with.

    come verb
    experience orgasm.

    23. escort, see (verb)

    accompany or escort.

    • I'll see you to the door.
    Synonyms: escort

    accompany verb
    go or travel along with.

    24. see (verb)

    match or meet.

    • I saw the bet of one of my fellow players.

    wager, bet, play verb
    stake on the outcome of an issue.

    25. construe, interpret, see (verb)

    make sense of; assign a meaning to.

    • What message do you see in this letter?.
    • How do you interpret his behavior?.
    Synonyms: construe, interpret

    understand verb
    know and comprehend the nature or meaning of.


    be amiss, misapprehend, misconceive, misconstrue, misunderstand, misinterpret verb
    interpret in the wrong way.

    read between the lines verb
    read what is implied but not expressed on the surface.

    mythicise, mythicize verb
    interpret as a myth or in terms of mythology.

    literalise, literalize verb
    make literal.

    spiritualise, spiritualize verb
    give a spiritual meaning to; read in a spiritual sense.

    reinterpret verb
    assign a new or different meaning to.

    allegorise, allegorize verb
    interpret as an allegory.

    read, take verb
    interpret something in a certain way; convey a particular meaning or impression.

    read verb
    interpret something that is written or printed.

    read, scan verb
    obtain data from magnetic tapes.

    educe, elicit, evoke, extract, draw out verb
    deduce (a principle) or construe (a meaning).

    Nearby Terms

    see double (verb)
    see things as if they were there twice

    see eye to eye (verb)
    be in agreement

    see red (verb)
    become angry

    see the light (verb)
    change for the better

    see through (verb)
    support financially through a period of time

    see to it (verb)
    be careful or certain to do something; make certain of something

    see-through (adjective satellite)
    so thin as to transmit light

    seeable (adjective)
    capable of being seen; or open to easy view

    seed (noun)
    a small hard fruit

    seed beetle (noun)
    a small beetle that infests the seeds of legumes

    seed cake (noun)
    a sweet cake flavored with sesame or caraway seeds and lemon

    seed catalog (noun)
    a list advertising seeds and their prices

    seed catalogue (noun)
    a list advertising seeds and their prices

    seed coat (noun)
    protective outer layer of seeds of flowering plants

    seed corn (noun)
    good quality seeds (as kernels of corn) that are reserved for planting