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The synonyms of “See” are: attend, look, take care, construe, interpret, visit, catch, take in, view, watch, discover, find out, get a line, get wind, get word, hear, learn, pick up, date, go out, go steady, ascertain, check, determine, find, witness, experience, go through, assure, control, ensure, insure, see to it, come across, encounter, meet, run across, run into, escort, realise, realize, understand, envision, fancy, figure, image, picture, project, visualise, visualize, examine, consider, reckon, regard, discern, perceive, glimpse, catch a glimpse of, get a glimpse of, spot, notice, catch sight of, sight, look at, observe, grasp, comprehend, follow, appreciate, recognize, work out, get the drift of, make out, conceive, fathom, fathom out, become cognizant of, get to know, establish, think of, deem, judge, count, take, believe to be, foresee, predict, forecast, prophesy, prognosticate, anticipate, envisage, meet by chance, stumble across, stumble on, happen on, chance on, meet by arrangement, meet up with, get together with, have a meeting, have meetings, meet socially, make a date with, go out with, be dating, take out, be someone's boyfriend, be someone's girlfriend, keep company with, go with, be with, court, have a fling with, have an affair with, dally with, consult, confer with, talk to, speak to, seek advice from, seek information from, call in, take counsel from, have recourse to, turn to, ask, interview, give an interview to, give a consultation to, give an audience to, give a hearing to, receive, accompany, show, walk, conduct, lead, usher, guide, shepherd
See as a Verb
Definitions of "See" as a verb
According to the Oxford Dictionary of English, “see” as a verb can have the following definitions:
- Go to see for professional or business reasons.
- Match or meet.
- Meet regularly as a boyfriend or girlfriend.
- View or predict as a possibility; envisage.
- Be a spectator of (a film, game, or other entertainment); watch.
- Be careful or certain to do something; make certain of something.
- Perceive by sight or have the power to perceive by sight.
- Experience or witness (an event or situation.
- (in poker or brag) equal the bet of (an opponent) and require them to reveal their cards in order to determine who has won the hand.
- Perceive or be contemporaneous with.
- Regard in a specified way.
- Get to know or become aware of, usually accidentally.
- Perceive with the eyes; discern visually.
- Imagine; conceive of; see in one's mind.
- Perceive (an idea or situation) mentally.
- Deliberate or decide.
- See or watch.
- Go or live through.
- Visit (a person or place.
- Be the time or setting of (something.
- Deem to be.
- Go to see a place, as for entertainment.
- Give an interview or consultation to.
- Come together.
- Observe, check out, and look over carefully or inspect.
- Refer to (a specified source) for further information (used as a direction in a text.
- Undergo or live through a difficult experience.
- Ascertain after inquiring, considering, or discovering an outcome.
- Escort or conduct (someone) to a specified place.
- Used to ascertain or express comprehension, agreement, or continued attention, or to emphasize that an earlier prediction was correct.
- Consult (a specialist or professional.
- Go to see for a social visit.
- Date regularly; have a steady relationship with.
- Take charge of or deal with.
- Make sense of; assign a meaning to.
- Be or become aware of something from observation or from a written or other visual source.
- Discern or deduce after reflection or from information; understand.
- Receive as a specified guest.
- See and understand, have a good eye.
- Find out, learn, or determine with certainty, usually by making an inquiry or other effort.
- Meet (someone one knows) socially or by chance.
- Observe as if with an eye.
- Accompany or escort.
Synonyms of "See" as a verb (141 Words)
|accompany||Perform an accompaniment to.|
|anticipate||Make a prediction about; tell in advance.|
This composition anticipates Impressionism.
The yen appreciated again.
|ascertain||Learn or discover with certainty.|
|ask||Require or ask for as a price or condition.|
Aren t we asking too much of these children.
|assure||Assure somebody of the truth of something with the intention of giving the listener confidence.|
I assured him that traveling to Cambodia was safe.
|attend||Be present at (meetings, church services, university), etc.|
They attended to everything he said.
|be dating||Occupy a certain position or area.|
|be someone's boyfriend||Have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun.|
|be someone's girlfriend||Represent, as of a character on stage.|
|be with||Have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun.|
|become cognizant of||Undergo a change or development.|
|believe to be||Credit with veracity.|
|call in||Call a meeting; invite or command to meet.|
|catch||Succeed in catching or seizing especially after a chase.|
The fashion did not catch.
|catch a glimpse of||Hear, usually without the knowledge of the speakers.|
|catch sight of||Start burning.|
|chance on||Come upon, as if by accident; meet with.|
|check||Put a check mark on or near or next to.|
These stories don t check.
|come across||Move toward, travel toward something or somebody or approach something or somebody.|
|comprehend||Include in scope; include as part of something broader; have as one’s sphere or territory.|
Do you comprehend the meaning of this letter.
|conceive||Become pregnant; undergo conception.|
This library was well conceived.
|conduct||Transmit or serve as the medium for transmission.|
Bernstein conducted Mahler like no other conductor.
|consider||Take into consideration for exemplifying purposes.|
Consider the possibility of moving.
|construe||Make sense of; assign a meaning to.|
They had to consult before arriving at a decision.
|control||Control others or oneself or influence skillfully usually to one s advantage.|
She is a very controlling mother and doesn t let her children grow up.
|count||Show consideration for take into account.|
The academy counts several Nobel Prize winners among its members.
|court||Engage in social activities leading to marriage.|
John is courting Mary.
|dally with||Behave carelessly or indifferently.|
|date||Assign a date to determine the probable date of.|
She wrote the letter on Monday but she dated it Saturday so as not to reveal that she procrastinated.
|deem||Keep in mind or convey as a conviction or view.|
|determine||Find out learn or determine with certainty usually by making an inquiry or other effort.|
The tree determines the border of the property.
|discern||Detect with the senses.|
|discover||Make a discovery.|
Who discovered the North Pole.
|encounter||Come upon, as if by accident; meet with.|
|ensure||Be careful or certain to do something; make certain of something.|
This nest egg will ensure a nice retirement for us.
|envisage||Form a mental image of something that is not present or that is not the case.|
|envision||Imagine; conceive of; see in one’s mind.|
I cannot envision him as President.
|escort||Accompany as an escort.|
She asked her older brother to escort her to the ball.
|establish||Build or establish something abstract.|
The trompe l oeil illusion establishes depth.
|examine||Question or examine thoroughly and closely.|
The customs agent examined the baggage.
|experience||Go through mental or physical states or experiences.|
|fancy||Have a fancy or particular liking or desire for.|
|fathom||Measure the depth of (a body of water) with a sounding line.|
|fathom out||Come to understand.|
|figure||Judge to be probable.|
How do the elections figure in the current pattern of internal politics.
|find||Come upon after searching find the location of something that was missed or lost.|
I cannot find my gloves.
|find out||Discover or determine the existence, presence, or fact of.|
|follow||Choose and follow as of theories ideas policies strategies or plans.|
Follow the trail.
|forecast||Indicate, as with a sign or an omen.|
|get a glimpse of||Purchase.|
|get a line||Go through (mental or physical states or experiences.|
|get the drift of||Be a mystery or bewildering to.|
|get to know||Be a mystery or bewildering to.|
|get together with||Communicate with a place or person; establish communication with, as if by telephone.|
|get wind||Be a mystery or bewildering to.|
|get word||Acquire as a result of some effort or action.|
|give a consultation to||Convey or reveal information.|
|give a hearing to||Allow to have or take.|
|give an audience to||Perform for an audience.|
|give an interview to||Accord by verdict.|
|glimpse||Catch a glimpse of or see briefly.|
We glimpsed the Queen as she got into her limousine.
|go out||Progress by being changed.|
|go out with||Go through in search of something; search through someone’s belongings in an unauthorized way.|
|go steady||Be the right size or shape; fit correctly or as desired.|
|go through||Go through in search of something search through someone s belongings in an unauthorized way.|
|go with||Be in the right place or situation.|
|grasp||Get the meaning of something.|
|guide||Use as a guide.|
They had the lights to guide on.
|happen on||Chance to be or do something, without intention or causation.|
|have a fling with||Have a personal or business relationship with someone.|
|have a meeting||Have as a feature.|
|have an affair with||Cause to move; cause to be in a certain position or condition.|
|have meetings||Undergo (as of injuries and illnesses.|
|have recourse to||Cause to be born.|
|hear||Examine or hear evidence or a case by judicial process.|
The jury had heard all the evidence.
|image||Imagine; conceive of; see in one’s mind.|
|insure||Protect by insurance.|
|interpret||Give an interpretation or explanation to.|
How do you interpret his behavior.
|interview||Go for an interview in the hope of being hired.|
The job candidate interviewed everywhere.
|judge||Put on trial or hear a case and sit as the judge at the trial of.|
The judge tried both father and son in separate trials.
|keep company with||Conform one’s action or practice to.|
|lead||Cause something to pass or lead somewhere.|
We lead him to our chief.
|learn||Commit to memory learn by heart.|
I learned Sanskrit.
|look||Look forward to the probable occurrence of.|
She looked her devotion to me.
|look at||Give a certain impression or have a certain outward aspect.|
|make a date with||Undergo fabrication or creation.|
|make out||Change from one form into another.|
|meet||Meet by design be present at the arrival of.|
I ll probably see you at the meeting.
|meet by arrangement||Meet by design; be present at the arrival of.|
|meet by chance||Contend against an opponent in a sport, game, or battle.|
|meet socially||Experience as a reaction.|
|meet up with||Get together socially or for a specific purpose.|
|notice||Notice or perceive.|
|observe||Observe with care or pay close attention to.|
Please observe the reaction of these two chemicals.
|perceive||Become conscious of.|
She finally perceived the futility of her protest.
|pick up||Pull lightly but sharply with a plucking motion.|
|picture||Show in or as in a picture.|
|predict||Make a prediction about tell in advance.|
|prognosticate||Indicate by signs.|
|project||Project on a screen.|
The images are projected onto the screen.
|prophesy||Predict or reveal through, or as if through, divine inspiration.|
|realise||Convert into cash; of goods and property.|
|realize||Earn on some commercial or business transaction; earn as salary or wages.|
They realized that something was wrong.
|receive||Receive as a retribution or punishment.|
Her new collection of poems was not well received.
|reckon||Deem to be.|
You have to reckon with our opponents.
|recognize||Show approval or appreciation of.|
Recognize an academic degree.
|regard||Gaze at steadily in a particular way.|
He talk d very wisely but I regarded him not.
|run across||Make without a miss.|
|run into||Progress by being changed.|
|see to it||Observe as if with an eye.|
|seek advice from||Try to get or reach.|
|seek information from||Try to get or reach.|
|shepherd||Watch over like a shepherd as a teacher of her pupils.|
I shepherded them through the door.
|show||Show in or as in a picture.|
Shirley was four months pregnant and just starting to show.
|sight||Take aim by looking through the sights of a gun.|
Even when using binoculars it is difficult to sight the lens angle in reverse.
|speak to||Use language.|
|spot||Mark with a spot or spots so as to allow easy recognition.|
The men were spotted by police.
|stumble across||Miss a step and fall or nearly fall.|
|stumble on||Miss a step and fall or nearly fall.|
|take||Be designed to hold or take.|
We found that all the seats were taken.
|take care||Be seized or affected in a specified way.|
|take counsel from||Take somebody somewhere.|
|take in||Take into consideration for exemplifying purposes.|
|take out||Take into consideration for exemplifying purposes.|
|talk to||Deliver a lecture or talk.|
|think of||Decide by pondering, reasoning, or reflecting.|
|turn to||Cause to move around a center so as to show another side of.|
|understand||Be understanding of.|
She understands French.
|usher||Cause or mark the start of something new.|
The railways ushered in an era of cheap mass travel.
|view||Look at or inspect.|
Prospective buyers are requested to make an appointment to view the house.
|visit||Pay a brief visit.|
Every summer we visited our relatives in the country for a month.
|visualise||Form a mental picture of something that is invisible or abstract.|
The DNA was visualized by staining with ethidium bromide.
|walk||Move in a similar way to walking but using one s hands or a support such as stilts.|
The lovers held hands while walking.
|watch||See or watch.|
The world is watching Sarajevo.
|witness||Be a witness to.|
The nuclear family is a vulnerable institution witness the rates of marital breakdown.
|work out||Use or manipulate to one’s advantage.|
Usage Examples of "See" as a verb
- I can see a risk in this strategy.
- See, I told you I'd come.
- I went to see King Lear at the Old Vic.
- The doctor will see you now.
- You should see a lawyer.
- I saw Colin last night.
- I see that you have been promoted.
- I'll see you to the door.
- I must see your passport before you can enter the country.
- I want to see whether she speaks French.
- I went to see Caroline.
- We had to see a psychiatrist.
- I see from your appraisal report that you have asked for training.
- Some guy she was seeing was messing her around.
- In the distance she could see the blue sea.
- I can't see him earning any more anywhere else.
- I can't see into the future.
- You'll see a lot of cheating in this school.
- Berlin does not want to be seen to be taking sides in the French election.
- The 1970s saw the beginning of a technological revolution.
- It has to be the answer, don't you see?
- You may need to see a solicitor.
- Did you know that she is seeing an older man?
- You and I see things differently.
- Lucy saw to it that everyone got enough to eat.
- We went to see the Eiffel Tower in the morning.
- What message do you see in this letter?
- I don't see the situation quite as negatively as you do.
- The artist must first learn to see.
- I just can't see your point.
- I'll go along to the club and see if I can get a game.
- I went to see my friend Mary the other day.
- See a movie.
- Can you see the bird in that tree?
- Andrew couldn't see out of his left eye.
- She could see what Rhoda meant.
- Elements are usually classified as metals or non-metals (see chapter 11.
- I'll probably see you at the meeting.
- I could see through the windows.
- Could you see about lunch?
- This program will be seen all over the world.
- You have to be a good observer to see all the details.
- He saw himself as a good teacher.
- Let's see–which movie should we see tonight?
- I shall not live to see it.
- I want to see results.
- Now I see!
- He is blind–he cannot see.
- I saw that perhaps he was right.
- I can't bear to see you so unhappy.
- See that no harm comes to him.
- I can't see any other way to treat it.
- See Alaska in style.
- How nice to see you again!
- Don't bother seeing me out.
- I can see what will happen.
- I can't see him on horseback!
- The minister doesn't see anybody before noon.
Associations of "See" (30 Words)
|behold||See or observe (someone or something, especially of remarkable or impressive nature.|
|beholder||A person who becomes aware (of things or events) through the senses.|
The building and landscape can elicit imaginative responses from the beholder.
|discovered||Discovered or determined by scientific observation.|
Discovered differences in achievement.
|experimenter||A person who tries out new ideas, methods, or activities.|
Early experimenters with structure and harmony.
|eye||The region of the face surrounding the eyes.|
They were in the eye of the storm.
|find||Get or find back recover the use of.|
Did you find your glasses.
|look||Look forward to the probable occurrence of.|
His look was fixed on her eyes.
|lookout||An elevated post affording a wide view.|
They acted as lookouts at the post office.
|macroscopic||Visible to the naked eye; using the naked eye.|
|microscopy||Research with the use of microscopes.|
|observant||Quick to notice; showing quick and keen perception.|
Observant of the speed limit.
|observation||The ability to notice things, especially significant details.|
She was brought into hospital for observation.
|observatory||A position or building that gives an extensive view.|
|observe||Observe with care or pay close attention to.|
A stockbroker once observed that dealers live and work in hell.
|observer||A person who attends a conference, inquiry, etc., to note the proceedings without participating in them.|
Some observers expect interest rates to rise.
|observing||Quick to notice; showing quick and keen perception.|
|optical||Relating to sight, especially in relation to the action of light.|
He pushed his opticals on to the bridge of his nose.
|percipient||Characterized by ease and quickness in perceiving.|
A percipient author.
|phantasm||An illusory likeness of something.|
The cart seemed to glide like a terrible phantasm.
|sight||Catch sight of to perceive with the eyes.|
I must look a frightful sight she said.
|spectacle||A blunder that makes you look ridiculous used in the phrase make a spectacle of yourself.|
The tragic spectacle of cripples trying to escape.
|spectator||A person who watches at a show, game, or other event.|
Around fifteen thousand spectators came to watch the thrills and spills.
|telescope||An optical instrument designed to make distant objects appear nearer, containing an arrangement of lenses, or of curved mirrors and lenses, by which rays of light are collected and focused and the resulting image magnified.|
My hiking sticks telescope and can be put into the backpack.
|telescopic||Relating to or made with a telescope.|
|viewer||A device for looking at film transparencies or similar photographic images.|
A slide viewer.
|visibility||Degree of exposure to public notice.|
That candidate does not have sufficient visibility to win an election.
|visible||Visible imports or exports.|
The visible trade gap.
|visual||Relating to seeing or sight.|
A visual image.
|watch||A person employed to keep watch for some anticipated event.|
Sea air lots of exercise and four hour watches give everyone a healthy appetite.
|witness||Be a witness to.|
A key witness at the trial.