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English noun: see

1. see (location) the seat within a bishop's diocese where his cathedral is located


Broader (hypernym)seat


Instance hyponymHoly See, State of the Vatican City, The Holy See


Part meronymbishopric, diocese, episcopate


English verb: see

1. see (perception) perceive by sight or have the power to perceive by sight


SamplesYou 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.


ExamplesSam and Sue see the movie


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)comprehend, perceive


Narrower (hyponym)behold, catch a glimpse, catch sight, get a look, glimpse, lay eyes on, see


Verb groupcatch, see, see, take in, view, watch

2. see (cognition) perceive (an idea or situation) mentally


SamplesNow I see!.
I just can't see your point.
Does she realize how important this decision is?.
I don't understand the idea.


ExamplesThey see that there was a traffic accident


Synonymsrealise, realize, understand


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE


Narrower (hyponym)appreciate, perceive, take account


Verb groupenvision, fancy, figure, image, picture, project, see, see, visualise, visualize

3. see (perception) perceive or be contemporaneous with


SamplesWe 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.


Synonymsfind, witness


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody to INFINITIVE.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE


Broader (hypernym)experience, go through, see


Narrower (hyponym)catch


Verb groupdiscover, find, find out, get a line, get wind, get word, hear, learn, pick up, see

4. see (creation) imagine; conceive of; see in one's mind


SamplesI can't see him on horseback!.
I can see what will happen.
I can see a risk in this strategy.


Synonymsenvision, fancy, figure, image, picture, project, visualise, visualize


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE


Broader (hypernym)conceive of, envisage, ideate, imagine


Verb grouprealise, realize, see, understand, visualise, visualize

5. see (cognition) deem to be


SamplesShe views this quite differently from me.
I consider her to be shallow.
I don't see the situation quite as negatively as you do.


Synonymsconsider, reckon, regard, view


Pattern of useSomething ----s something Adjective/Noun.
Somebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody PP.
Somebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)believe, conceive, consider, think


Narrower (hyponym)abstract, appreciate, call, capitalise, capitalize, consider, deem, disesteem, disrespect, esteem, expect, favor, favour, hold, idealise, idealize, identify, include, like, make, prise, prize, prize, receive, reconsider, reconsider, reify, relativise, relativize, respect, take for, treasure, value, value, view as


Verb groupconstrue, interpret, see

6. see (cognition) get to know or become aware of, usually accidentally


SamplesI learned that she has two grown-up children.
I see that you have been promoted.


Synonymsdiscover, find out, get a line, get wind, get word, hear, learn, pick up


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE


Narrower (hyponym)ascertain, catch, discover, find, get the goods, trip up, wise up


Verb groupfind, see, witness

7. see (perception) see or watch


SamplesView a show on television.
This program will be seen all over the world.
View an exhibition.
Catch a show on Broadway.
See a movie.


ExamplesSam and Sue see the movie


Synonymscatch, take in, view, watch


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)watch


Narrower (hyponym)preview, spectate, visualise, visualize


Verb groupsee

8. see (motion) come together


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


Synonymscome across, encounter, meet, run across, run into


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Narrower (hyponym)cross, intersect


Verb groupassemble, foregather, forgather, gather, meet

9. see (communication) find out, learn, or determine with certainty, usually by making an inquiry or other effort


SamplesI want to see whether she speaks French.
See whether it works.
Find out if he speaks Russian.
Check whether the train leaves on time.


ExamplesThey see whether there was a traffic accident


Synonymsascertain, check, determine, find out, learn, watch


Pattern of useSomebody ----s whether INFINITIVE


Narrower (hyponym)test


Verb groupascertain, ascertain, assure, check, control, determine, ensure, find, find out, insure, see, see to it

10. see (cognition) be careful or certain to do something; make certain of something


SamplesHe verified that the valves were closed.
See that the curtains are closed.
Control the quality of the product.


Synonymsascertain, assure, check, control, ensure, insure, see to it


Pattern of useSomebody ----s that CLAUSE.
Somebody ----s to INFINITIVE


Broader (hypernym)verify


Narrower (hyponym)card, cinch, control, cover, cross-check, double-check, proof, proofread, spot-check


Verb groupascertain, check, check, check, check off, control, determine, find out, learn, mark, mark off, see, tick, tick off, verify, watch

11. see (social) go to see for professional or business reasons


SamplesYou should see a lawyer.
We had to see a psychiatrist.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)call, call in, visit


Verb groupsee

12. see (social) go to see for a social visit


SamplesI went to see my friend Mary the other day.


ExamplesSam cannot see Sue


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)call, call in, visit


Verb groupsee, visit

13. see (social) go to see a place, as for entertainment


SamplesWe went to see the Eiffel Tower in the morning.


Synonymsvisit


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)tour


Narrower (hyponym)take in


Verb groupsee

14. see (social) take charge of or deal with


SamplesCould you see about lunch?.
I must attend to this matter.
She took care of this business.


Synonymsattend, look, take care


Pattern of useSomebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)care, give care


Narrower (hyponym)minister, tend

15. see (contact) receive as a specified guest


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


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)invite, receive, take in


Verb groupsee

16. see (social) date regularly; have a steady relationship with


SamplesDid you know that she is seeing an older man?.
He is dating his former wife again!.


ExamplesSam cannot see Sue


Synonymsdate, go out, go steady


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)affiliate, associate, assort, consort


Verb groupdate

17. see (perception) see and understand, have a good eye


SamplesThe artist must first learn to see.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)see


Verb grouprealise, realize, see, understand

18. see (cognition) deliberate or decide


SamplesSee whether you can come tomorrow.
Let's see--which movie should we see tonight?.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s whether INFINITIVE


Broader (hypernym)consider, debate, deliberate, moot, turn over

19. see (perception) observe as if with an eye


SamplesThe camera saw the burglary and recorded it.


Pattern of useSomething ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)detect, discover, find, notice, observe


Verb groupsee

20. see (perception) observe, check out, and look over carefully or inspect


SamplesThe customs agent examined the baggage.
I must see your passport before you can enter the country.


Synonymsexamine


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Narrower (hyponym)auscultate, autopsy, candle, check, glance over, inspect, look, peruse, rake, run down, scan, scan, scrutinise, scrutinize, search, search, size up, skim, survey, take stock, x-ray


Entaillook

21. see (perception) go or live through


SamplesWe had many trials to go through.
He saw action in Viet Nam.


Synonymsexperience, go through


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)undergo


Narrower (hyponym)come, endure, enjoy, experience, feel, find, know, live, meet, see, suffer, suffer, witness

22. see (motion) accompany or escort


SamplesI'll see you to the door.


Synonymsescort


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)accompany

23. see (competition) match or meet


SamplesI saw the bet of one of my fellow players.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)bet, play, wager


Domain categorycard game, cards

24. see (cognition) make sense of; assign a meaning to


SamplesWhat message do you see in this letter?.
How do you interpret his behavior?.


Synonymsconstrue, interpret


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)understand


Narrower (hyponym)allegorise, allegorize, be amiss, draw out, educe, elicit, evoke, extract, literalise, literalize, misapprehend, misconceive, misconstrue, misinterpret, misunderstand, mythicise, mythicize, read, read, read, read between the lines, reinterpret, scan, spiritualise, spiritualize, take


Verb groupconsider, reckon, regard, see, view









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