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1 see /ˈsiː/ verb
sees; saw /ˈsɑː/ ; seen /ˈsiːn/ ; seeing /ˈsiːjɪŋ/
1 see
/ˈsiː/
verb
sees; saw /ˈsɑː/ ; seen /ˈsiːn/ ; seeing /ˈsiːjɪŋ/
Learner's definition of SEE
: to notice or become aware of (someone or something) by using your eyes
[+ object]
[no object]
[no object] : to have the ability to see : to have the power of sight
: to be or become aware of (something)
[+ object]
[no object]
: to learn or find out (something) especially by looking or waiting
[+ object]
[no object]
[+ object]
not used in progressive tenses : to read (something written or printed)
used to tell someone where to look for information
[+ object]
: to watch (a television program, movie, etc.)
: to go to and watch (a performance, play, event, etc.)
[no object] used in speech to direct someone's attention to something or someone
[+ object]
: to think of (someone or something) in a certain way
often + as
used to say what your opinion is about something
[+ object]
: to imagine (someone) as being or doing something specified
often + as
: to form a mental picture of (something)
: to understand (something)
[+ object]
[no object]
10 
[+ object]
: to meet with (someone)
often + about
: to visit (someone)
: to allow yourself to be visited by (someone)
: to be with and talk to (someone)
used in phrases like see more/less of and see a lot of to describe how much time people spend with each other
11 
[+ object] : to spend time with (someone) as part of a romantic relationship usually used as be seeing
12 
[+ object] : to make sure (something) is done : to check that (something) is done
13 
[+ object] : to experience (something)
14 
[+ object] : to be the place or time in which (something) happens
15 
always followed by an adverb or preposition, [+ object] : to go somewhere with (someone)
see also see off (below)
16 
[+ object] : to help or support (someone or something) for a particular period of time
usually + through
17 
[+ object] : to make a bet that is equal to (another player's bet) in poker

has seen better days

see 1better

I'll be seeing you

informal
used to say goodbye

let me see, let's see

see 1let

long time no see

see 1long

not see the forest/wood for the trees

see tree

see about

[phrasal verb]
see about (something)
: to do what is required for (something) : to deal with (something)
we'll (soon) see about that used in speech to say that you are not going to allow someone to do something or to behave in a particular way

see after

[phrasal verb]
see after (someone or something)
: to take care of (someone or something)

see and be seen

: to see and be noticed by important or fashionable people

see around/round

[phrasal verb]
see around/round (something) British
: to move about while looking at (something) : to tour (something)

see double

see 4double

see eye to eye

: to have the same opinion : agree usually used in negative statements

see fit

see 1fit

see here

used to introduce a statement when you want someone to notice what you are saying

see if I care

see 2care

see in

[phrasal verb]
see (something) in (someone or something)
: to notice or perceive (something good or attractive) in (someone or something)

seeing is believing

see believe

see off

[phrasal verb]
see (someone) off or see off (someone)
: to go to an airport, train station, etc., with (someone who is leaving) in order to say goodbye
British
: to chase or force (someone) away from a place
: to defeat or stop (an enemy, opponent, etc.)

see out

[phrasal verb]
see (something) out
: to continue to work at (something) until it is completed

see over

[phrasal verb]
see over (something) British
: to walk around and examine (a place) carefully

see red

see 2red

see stars

see 1star

see the back of

see 1back

see the light, see the light of day

see 1light

see things

: to see things that do not really exist : hallucinate

see through

[phrasal verb]
see through (someone or something) : to realize the true nature of (someone or something)
see (something) through : to continue to work at (something) until it is completed see also 1see 16 (above)

see to

[phrasal verb]
see to (something) : to do or provide what is needed for (something)
: to deal with (something)
see to it : to make sure that something is done

see you

informal or see you around or see you later
used to say goodbye

see your way (clear) to

see 1way

what/who should you see but

see should
2 see /ˈsiː/ noun
plural sees
2 see
/ˈsiː/
noun
plural sees
Learner's definition of SEE
formal
[count] : the area in which a bishop has authority : diocese
[noncount] : the authority or power of a bishop
[count] : the office of a bishop
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