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Definition 1: the seat within a bishop's diocese where his cathedral is located - [noun denoting location]

(see is a kind of ...) a center of authority (as a city from which authority is exercised)

(... is an instance of see) the smallest sovereign state in the world; the see of the Pope (as the Bishop of Rome); home of the Pope and the central administration of the Roman Catholic Church; achieved independence from Italy in 1929

(... is part of see) the territorial jurisdiction of a bishop

Definition 2: deem to be - [verb of cognition]

Samples where see or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for see in the sense of this definition

(see is a kind of ...) judge or regard; look upon; judge

"I think he is very smart" "I believe her to be very smart" "I think that he is her boyfriend" "The racist conceives such people to be inferior"

(... is a kind of see ) consider reasonable or due

"I'm expecting a full explanation as to why these files were destroyed"

(... is a kind of see ) consider a concept without thinking of a specific example; consider abstractly or theoretically

(... is a kind of see ) consider an abstract concept to be real

(... is a kind of see ) consider or render as ideal

"She idealized her husband after his death"

(... is a kind of see ) keep in mind or convey as a conviction or view

"take for granted" "view as important" "hold these truths to be self-evident" "I hold him personally responsible"

(... is a kind of see ) regard highly; think much of

"I respect his judgement" "We prize his creativity"

(... is a kind of see ) have little or no respect for; hold in contempt

(... is a kind of see ) consider as being

"It wasn't the problem some people made it"

(... is a kind of see ) consider expenditures as capital assets rather than expenses

(... is a kind of see ) consider as the favorite

"The local team was favored"

(... is a kind of see ) consider (oneself) as similar to somebody else

"He identified with the refugees"

(... is a kind of see ) consider or treat as relative

(... is a kind of see ) regard favorably or with disapproval

"Her new collection of poems was not well received"

(... is a kind of see ) consider again; give new consideration to; usually with a view to changing

"Won't you reconsider your decision?"

(... is a kind of see ) consider again (a bill) that had been voted upon before, with a view to altering it

(... is a kind of see ) consider as part of something

"I include you in the list of culprits"

(... is a kind of see ) regard or treat with consideration, respect, and esteem

"Please consider your family"

(... is a kind of see ) consider or regard as being

"I would not call her beautiful"

(... is a kind of see ) feel about or towards; consider, evaluate, or regard

"How did you like the President's speech last night?"

(... is a kind of see ) hold dear

"I prize these old photographs"

(see has a similar meaning as ...) make sense of; assign a meaning to

"What message do you see in this letter?" "How do you interpret his behavior?"

Definition 3: perceive (an idea or situation) mentally - [verb of cognition]

Samples where see or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Now I see!
  • I just can't see your point
  • Does she realize how important this decision is?
  • I don't understand the idea

Synonyms for see in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of see ) become conscious of

"She finally perceived the futility of her protest"

(... is a kind of see ) be fully aware of; realize fully

"Do you appreciate the full meaning of this letter?"

(see has a similar meaning as ...) imagine; conceive of; see in one's mind

"I can't see him on horseback!" "I can see what will happen" "I can see a risk in this strategy"

(see has a similar meaning as ...) see and understand, have a good eye

"The artist must first learn to see"

Definition 4: get to know or become aware of, usually accidentally - [verb of cognition]

Samples where see or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I learned that she has two grown-up children
  • I see that you have been promoted

Synonyms for see in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of see ) discover some bad or hidden information about

"She got the goods on her co-worker after reading his e-mail"

(... is a kind of see ) get wise to

"They wised up to it"

(... is a kind of see ) detect a blunder or misstep

"The reporter tripped up the senator"

(... is a kind of see ) learn or discover with certainty

(... is a kind of see ) make a discovery

"She found that he had lied to her" "The story is false, so far as I can discover"

(see has a similar meaning as ...) perceive or be contemporaneous with

"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"

Definition 5: be careful or certain to do something; make certain of something - [verb of cognition]

Samples where see or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He verified that the valves were closed
  • See that the curtains are closed
  • control the quality of the product

Synonyms for see in the sense of this definition

(see is a kind of ...) confirm the truth of

"Please verify that the doors are closed" "verify a claim"

(... is a kind of see ) read for errors

"I should proofread my manuscripts"

(... is a kind of see ) maintain a check on; especially by patrolling

"The second officer covered the top floor"

(... is a kind of see ) pick out random samples for examination in order to ensure high quality

(... is a kind of see ) ask someone for identification to determine whether he or she is old enough to consume liquor

"I was carded when I tried to buy a beer!"

(... is a kind of see ) make sure of

(... is a kind of see ) check out conflicting sources; crosscheck facts, for example

(... is a kind of see ) check once more to be absolutely sure

(... is a kind of see ) verify by using a duplicate register for comparison

"control an account"

(see has a similar meaning as ...) verify by consulting a source or authority

"check the spelling of this word" "check your facts"

(see has a similar meaning as ...) find out, learn, or determine with certainty, usually by making an inquiry or other effort

"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"

(see has a similar meaning as ...) put a check mark on or near or next to

"Please check each name on the list" "tick off the items" "mark off the units"

(see has a similar meaning as ...) check or regulate (a scientific experiment) by conducting a parallel experiment or comparing with another standard

"Are you controlling for the temperature?"

Definition 6: deliberate or decide - [verb of cognition]

Samples where see or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • See whether you can come tomorrow
  • let's see--which movie should we see tonight?

(see is a kind of ...) think about carefully; weigh

"They considered the possibility of a strike" "Turn the proposal over in your mind"

Definition 7: make sense of; assign a meaning to - [verb of cognition]

Samples where see or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • What message do you see in this letter?
  • How do you interpret his behavior?

Synonyms for see in the sense of this definition

(see is a kind of ...) know and comprehend the nature or meaning of

"She did not understand her husband" "I understand what she means"

(... is a kind of see ) obtain data from magnetic tapes or other digital sources

"This dictionary can be read by the computer"

(... is a kind of see ) interpret something that is written or printed

"read the advertisement" "Have you read Salman Rushdie?"

(... is a kind of see ) interpret something in a certain way; convey a particular meaning or impression

"I read this address as a satire" "How should I take this message?"

(... is a kind of see ) interpret as an allegory

(... is a kind of see ) assign a new or different meaning to

(... is a kind of see ) give a spiritual meaning to; read in a spiritual sense

(... is a kind of see ) make literal

"literalize metaphors"

(... is a kind of see ) interpret as a myth or in terms of mythology

"mythicize the ancient stories"

(... is a kind of see ) read what is implied but not expressed on the surface

(... is a kind of see ) interpret in the wrong way

"Don't misinterpret my comments as criticism" "She misconstrued my remarks"

(... is a kind of see ) deduce (a principle) or construe (a meaning)

"We drew out some interesting linguistic data from the native informant"

(see has a similar meaning as ...) deem to be

"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"

Definition 8: find out, learn, or determine with certainty, usually by making an inquiry or other effort - [verb of communication]

Samples where see or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for see in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of see ) determine the presence or properties of (a substance)

(see has a similar meaning as ...) be careful or certain to do something; make certain of something

"He verified that the valves were closed" "See that the curtains are closed" "control the quality of the product"

(see has a similar meaning as ...) establish after a calculation, investigation, experiment, survey, or study

"find the product of two numbers" "The physicist who found the elusive particle won the Nobel Prize"

Definition 9: match or meet - [verb of competition]

Samples where see or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I saw the bet of one of my fellow players

(see is a kind of ...) stake on the outcome of an issue

"I bet $100 on that new horse" "She played all her money on the dark horse"

(see belongs to category ...) a game played with playing cards

Definition 10: receive as a specified guest - [verb of contact]

Samples where see or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the doctor will see you now
  • The minister doesn't see anybody before noon

(see is a kind of ...) express willingness to have in one's home or environs

"The community warmly received the refugees"

(see has a similar meaning as ...) go to see for professional or business reasons

"You should see a lawyer" "We had to see a psychiatrist"

Definition 11: imagine; conceive of; see in one's mind - [verb of creation]

Samples where see or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I can't see him on horseback!
  • I can see what will happen
  • I can see a risk in this strategy

Synonyms for see in the sense of this definition

(see is a kind of ...) form a mental image of something that is not present or that is not the case

"Can you conceive of him as the president?"

(see has a similar meaning as ...) perceive (an idea or situation) mentally

"Now I see!" "I just can't see your point" "Does she realize how important this decision is?" "I don't understand the idea"

(see has a similar meaning as ...) form a mental picture of something that is invisible or abstract

"Mathematicians often visualize"

Definition 12: come together - [verb of motion]

Samples where see or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I'll probably see you at the meeting
  • How nice to see you again!

Synonyms for see in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of see ) meet at a point

(see has a similar meaning as ...) collect in one place

"We assembled in the church basement" "Let's gather in the dining room"

Definition 13: accompany or escort - [verb of motion]

Samples where see or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I'll see you to the door

Synonyms for see in the sense of this definition

(see is a kind of ...) go or travel along with

"The nurse accompanied the old lady everywhere"

Definition 14: perceive by sight or have the power to perceive by sight - [verb of perception]

Samples where see or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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 is a kind of ...) to become aware of through the senses

"I could perceive the ship coming over the horizon"

(... is a kind of see ) catch a glimpse of or see briefly

"We glimpsed the Queen as she got into her limousine"

(... is a kind of see ) see and understand, have a good eye

"The artist must first learn to see"

(... is a kind of see ) see something for a brief time

(... is a kind of see ) see with attention

"behold Christ!"

(see has a similar meaning as ...) see or watch

"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"

(see has a similar meaning as ...) observe as if with an eye

"The camera saw the burglary and recorded it"

Definition 15: perceive or be contemporaneous with - [verb of perception]

Samples where see or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for see in the sense of this definition

(see is a kind of ...) undergo or live through a difficult experience

"We had many trials to go through" "he saw action in Viet Nam"

(... is a kind of see ) become aware of

"he caught her staring out the window"

(see has a similar meaning as ...) get to know or become aware of, usually accidentally

"I learned that she has two grown-up children" "I see that you have been promoted"

(see has a similar meaning as ...) perceive oneself to be in a certain condition or place

"I found myself in a difficult situation" "When he woke up, he found himself in a hospital room"

Definition 16: see or watch - [verb of perception]

Samples where see or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for see in the sense of this definition

(see is a kind of ...) look attentively

"watch a basketball game"

(... is a kind of see ) view the outline of by means of an X-ray

"The radiologist can visualize the cancerous liver"

(... is a kind of see ) be a spectator in a sports event

(... is a kind of see ) watch (a movie or play) before it is released to the general public

(see has a similar meaning as ...) perceive by sight or have the power to perceive by sight

"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"

Definition 17: see and understand, have a good eye - [verb of perception]

Samples where see or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The artist must first learn to see

(see is a kind of ...) perceive by sight or have the power to perceive by sight

"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 has a similar meaning as ...) perceive (an idea or situation) mentally

"Now I see!" "I just can't see your point" "Does she realize how important this decision is?" "I don't understand the idea"

Definition 18: observe as if with an eye - [verb of perception]

Samples where see or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The camera saw the burglary and recorded it

(see is a kind of ...) discover or determine the existence, presence, or fact of

"She detected high levels of lead in her drinking water" "We found traces of lead in the paint"

(see has a similar meaning as ...) perceive by sight or have the power to perceive by sight

"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"

Definition 19: undergo or live through a difficult experience - [verb of perception]

Samples where see or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • We had many trials to go through
  • he saw action in Viet Nam

Synonyms for see in the sense of this definition

(see is a kind of ...) pass through

"The chemical undergoes a sudden change" "The fluid undergoes shear" "undergo a strange sensation"

(... is a kind of see ) have firsthand knowledge of states, situations, emotions, or sensations

"I know the feeling!" "have you ever known hunger?" "I have lived a kind of hell when I was a drug addict" "The holocaust survivors have lived a nightmare" "I lived through two divorces"

(... is a kind of see ) undergo or be subjected to

"He suffered the penalty" "Many saints suffered martyrdom"

(... is a kind of see ) undergo or suffer

"meet a violent death" "suffer a terrible fate"

(... is a kind of see ) undergo passive experience of

"We felt the effects of inflation" "her fingers felt their way through the string quartet" "she felt his contempt of her"

(... is a kind of see ) have for one's benefit

"The industry enjoyed a boom"

(... is a kind of see ) perceive or be contemporaneous with

"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"

(... is a kind of see ) experience orgasm

"she could not come because she was too upset"

Definition 20: observe, check out, and look over carefully or inspect - [verb of perception]

Samples where see or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The customs agent examined the baggage
  • I must see your passport before you can enter the country

Synonyms for see in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of see ) subject to a search

"The police searched the suspect" "We searched the whole house for the missing keys"

(... is a kind of see ) look over carefully

"Please inspect your father's will carefully"

(... is a kind of see ) search or seek

"We looked all day and finally found the child in the forest" "Look elsewhere for the perfect gift!"

(... is a kind of see ) to look at critically or searchingly, or in minute detail

"he scrutinized his likeness in the mirror"

(... is a kind of see ) examine or consider with attention and in detail

"Please peruse this report at your leisure"

(... is a kind of see ) examine minutely or intensely

"the surgeon scanned the X-ray"

(... is a kind of see ) examine hastily

"She scanned the newspaper headlines while waiting for the taxi"

(... is a kind of see ) look over carefully or inspect

"He surveyed his new classmates"

(... is a kind of see ) examine by auscultation

(... is a kind of see ) perform an autopsy on a dead body; do a post-mortem

(... is a kind of see ) examine eggs for freshness by holding them against a light

(... is a kind of see ) examine by taking x-rays

(... is a kind of see ) make an examination or investigation

"check into the rumor" "check the time of the class"

(see implies ...) perceive with attention; direct one's gaze towards

"She looked over the expanse of land" "Look at your child!" "Look--a deer in the backyard!"

Samples where see or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Did you know that she is seeing an older man?
  • He is dating his former wife again!

Synonyms for see in the sense of this definition

(see is a kind of ...) keep company with; hang out with

"He associates with strange people" "She affiliates with her colleagues"

(see has a similar meaning as ...) go on a date with

"Tonight she is dating a former high school sweetheart"

Samples where see or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • We went to see the Eiffel Tower in the morning

Synonyms for see in the sense of this definition

(see is a kind of ...) make a tour of a certain place

"We toured the Provence this summer"

(... is a kind of see ) visit for entertainment

"take in the sights"

(see has a similar meaning as ...) go to see for a social visit

"I went to see my friend Mary the other day"

Samples where see or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • You should see a lawyer
  • We had to see a psychiatrist

(see is a kind of ...) pay a brief visit

"The mayor likes to call on some of the prominent citizens"

(see has a similar meaning as ...) receive as a specified guest

"the doctor will see you now" "The minister doesn't see anybody before noon"

Samples where see or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I went to see my friend Mary the other day

(see is a kind of ...) pay a brief visit

"The mayor likes to call on some of the prominent citizens"

(see has a similar meaning as ...) go to see a place, as for entertainment

"We went to see the Eiffel Tower in the morning"

Samples where see or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Could you see about lunch?
  • I must attend to this matter
  • She took care of this business

Synonyms for see in the sense of this definition

(see is a kind of ...) provide care for

"The nurse was caring for the wounded"

(... is a kind of see ) attend to the wants and needs of others

"I have to minister to my mother all the time"

(... is a kind of see ) have care of or look after

"She tends to the children"

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