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see (n):
the seat within a bishop's diocese where his cathedral is located
see (v):
come together
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I'll probably see you at the meeting.
How nice to see you again!

Related Words: encountermeet
see (v):
perceive (an idea or situation) mentally
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Now I see!
I just can't see your point.
Does she realize how important this decision is?
I don't understand the idea

Related Words: realiserealizeunderstand
see (v):
get to know or become aware of, usually accidentally
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I learned that she has two grown-up children.
I see that you have been promoted

Related Word: discover
see (v):
make sense of; assign a meaning to
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What message do you see in this letter?
How do you interpret his behavior?

Related Words: construeinterpret
see (v):
be careful or certain to do something; make certain of something
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He verified that the valves were closed.
See that the curtains are closed.
control the quality of the product

Related Word: check
see (v):
deem to be
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She views this quite differently from me.
I consider her to be shallow.
I don't see the situation quite as negatively as you do

Related Word: view
see (v):
deliberate or decide
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See whether you can come tomorrow.
let's see--which movie should we see tonight?
see (v):
find out, learn, or determine with certainty, usually by making an inquiry or other effort
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I want to see whether she speaks French.
See whether it works.
find out if he speaks Russian.
Check whether the train leaves on time

Related Words: ascertaincheckdetermine
see (v):
match or meet
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I saw the bet of one of my fellow players
see (v):
receive as a specified guest
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the doctor will see you now.
The minister doesn't see anybody before noon
see (v):
accompany or escort
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I'll see you to the door
see (v):
imagine; conceive of; see in one's mind
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I can't see him on horseback!
I can see what will happen.
I can see a risk in this strategy

Related Words: envisionfancyfigureimagepicturevisualize
see (v):
perceive or be contemporaneous with
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We 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

Related Words: findwitness
see (v):
perceive by sight or have the power to perceive by sight
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You 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
see (v):
see and understand, have a good eye
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The artist must first learn to see
see (v):
observe, check out, and look over carefully or inspect
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The customs agent examined the baggage.
I must see your passport before you can enter the country

Related Word: examine
see (v):
go or live through
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We had many trials to go through.
he saw action in Viet Nam

Related Word: experience
see (v):
see or watch
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view a show on television.
This program will be seen all over the world.
view an exhibition.
Catch a show on Broadway.
see a movie

Related Words: viewwatch
see (v):
observe as if with an eye
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The camera saw the burglary and recorded it
see (v):
date regularly; have a steady relationship with
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Did you know that she is seeing an older man?
He is dating his former wife again!

Related Word: date
see (v):
go to see for professional or business reasons
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You should see a lawyer.
We had to see a psychiatrist
see (v):
go to see for a social visit
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I went to see my friend Mary the other day
see (v):
go to see a place, as for entertainment
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We went to see the Eiffel Tower in the morning
Related Word: visit
see (v):
take charge of or deal with
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Could you see about lunch?
I must attend to this matter.
She took care of this business

Related Word: attend
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The more you know, the more you know you don't know

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The more knowledge you acquire, the more aware you are of how little you know about life


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