verb (sees, seeing, saw; past participle seen)
1》 perceive with the eyes.
    ↘watch (a game, film, or other entertainment).
    ↘experience or witness (an event or situation).
2》 deduce after reflection or from information.
    ↘ascertain or establish after inquiry or consideration.
3》 regard in a specified way.
    ↘envisage as a possibility.
4》 meet (someone one knows) socially or by chance.
    ↘meet regularly as a boyfriend or girlfriend.
    ↘consult (a specialist or professional).
    ↘give an interview or consultation to.
5》 escort to a specified place.
6》 ensure.
7》 (in poker or brag) equal the bet of (an opponent) and require them to reveal their cards to determine who has won the hand.
let me see said as an appeal for time to think before speaking.
see one's way clear to do (or doing) something find that it is possible or convenient to do something.
see someone coming recognize a person who can be fooled.
see someone right Brit. informal make sure that a person is appropriately rewarded or looked after.
see the back of informal be rid of.
Phrasal verbs
see about (or see to) attend to or deal with.
see after chiefly N. Amer. or archaic look after.
see something of spend a specified amount of time with (someone) socially.
see someone off
1》 accompany a person who is leaving to their point of departure.
2》 Brit. repel an intruder.
    ↘informal deal with the threat posed by.
see someone out Brit. (of an article) last longer than the remainder of someone's life.
see something out come to the end of a period of time or undertaking.
see over tour and examine.
see through detect the true nature of.
see someone through support a person through a difficult time.
see something through persist with an undertaking until it is completed.
seeable adjective
OE sēon, of Gmc origin.
noun the place in which a cathedral church stands, identified as the seat of authority of a bishop or archbishop.
ME: from Anglo-Norman Fr. sed, from L. sedes 'seat', from sedere 'sit'.

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