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Definition of "see" [see]

  • To perceive with the eye. (verb-transitive)
  • To apprehend as if with the eye. (verb-transitive)
  • To detect by means analogous to use of the eye: an electronic surveillance camera that saw the activity in the embassy yard. (verb-transitive)
  • To have a mental image of; visualize: They could still see their hometown as it once was. (verb-transitive)
  • To understand; comprehend: I see your point. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "see" in a sentence
  • "It takes me 45 minutes and I usually see one of the four following people: crazy chatty religious woman; former classmate I pretend not to see& who pretends not to see me; cute guy who always looks a bit sad, a bit drunk; and a woman I fear is compensating for her weight with enormous accessories, despite the fact that she is beautiful."
  • "Oooo... see... for us visual people, we like to *see* our stuff."
  • "The next pit stops I can see are Promos and ALevels and after that I can only see a vast void that stretches as far as the eye can see…"