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see1

 
pronunciation:
si
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
features:
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: sees, seeing, saw, seen
definition 1: to perceive or observe with one's eyes.
We can see the ocean from our hotel.I saw a deer leaping across the field.
synonyms:
eye, look at, notice, observe, sight, view
antonyms:
miss
similar words:
behold, contemplate, descry, discern, espy, gaze at, glimpse, lay eyes on, perceive, regard, remark, spot, stare at, watch, witness
definition 2: to comprehend intellectually; understand.
I see your point, now that you've explained it to me.I don't see why he would want to give up a good job like that.
synonyms:
catch, comprehend, grasp, perceive, understand
antonyms:
miss
similar words:
appreciate, apprehend, fathom, get, know, penetrate, realize, savvy
definition 3: to experience as a spectator.
Let's go out and see a movie tonight.Several people who had seen the accident were talking to the police.Did anyone see the suspect enter the building?
synonyms:
attend, watch
similar words:
experience, go to, observe, view, witness
definition 4: to visit for social or other purposes.
We're going to see some friends this weekend.I'm going to ask my lawyer about that when I see him next week.
synonyms:
call on, visit
similar words:
confer with, consult, court, date, meet with, speak to, woo
definition 5: to find out or determine.
Would you go see what the trouble is?
synonyms:
determine, find out
similar words:
ascertain, discover, investigate, learn
definition 6: to predict or foretell.
Some economists saw the great crash coming.
synonyms:
foresee, predict
similar words:
envision, foreknow, foretell, prognosticate, prophesy, sense
definition 7: to have experience of.
He saw service in Africa during World War II.
synonyms:
experience
similar words:
know, sustain, taste, undergo
definition 8: to make sure.
Will you see that the work is finished today?
synonyms:
assure, ensure, mind
similar words:
guarantee
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to have or use the power of sight.
She could no longer see well enough to pass her driver's test.
similar words:
look
definition 2: to comprehend or understand.
Their sufferings were incomprehensible to me in the past, but now I truly see.
synonyms:
apprehend, understand
similar words:
know, savvy
definition 3: to consider or speculate.
Let me see, who should go first?
synonyms:
consider, speculate
similar words:
cogitate, contemplate, theorize, think
definition 4: to make an inquiry; find out.
I'll see if she wants to come with us to the concert.
synonyms:
ask, find out, inquire
similar words:
ascertain, determine
definition 5: to observe.
Did you see if the car windows were open or not?
synonyms:
notice, observe, tell
similar words:
discern, perceive, realize, recognize
Homophone Note
The words see(s), sea(s), and seize sound alike but have different meanings.
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