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English definition of “see”

see

verb [+ (that)] (MAKE CERTAIN)    /siː/ (present participle seeing, past tense saw, past participle seen)
C2 to make certain that something happens: See (that) you're ready by five, or there'll be trouble. The receptionist said he'd see (that) she got the message.Causing things to happen Grammar:SeeWe use the verb see to talk about using our eyes to be aware of what is around us:See more
(Definition of see verb (MAKE CERTAIN) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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