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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 became suspicious when I saw that the front door was open.
synonyms:
eye, look at, notice, observe, sight, view
antonyms:
miss
similar words:
behold, contemplate, descry, discern, espy, gaze at, glimpse, lay eyes on, notice, perceive, regard, remark, spot, stare at
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; take in a performance or event with one's eyes.
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?I've never done this procedure myself, but I've seen it done many times.
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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