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English definition of “see”

see

verb     /siː/ (present participle seeing, past tense saw, past participle seen)
EYES [I, T] A1 to notice people and things with your eyes : Have you seen Jo? Turn the light on so I can see.Using the eyesEyesight, glasses and lensesThe eye and surrounding areaPerceptive
UNDERSTAND [I, T] B1 to understand something: I see what you mean . I don't see why I should go.Understanding and comprehending
MEET [T] A1 to meet or visit someone: I'm seeing Peter tonight . You should see a doctor .Meeting peopleOfficial meetingsVisiting
WATCH [T] A2 to watch a film , television programme , etc : Did you see that programme last night ?Using the eyesEyesight, glasses and lensesThe eye and surrounding areaPerceptive
INFORMATION [T] B1 to find out information : [+ question word] I'll just see what time the train gets in.Finding and discovering
IMAGINE [T] B2 to imagine or think about something or someone in a particular way: I just can't see him as a father .Imagining and conceiving
BELIEVE [T] to believe that something will happen : I can't see us finishing on time .Predicting things and intuition
HAPPEN [T] to be the time or place where something happens : This decade has seen huge technological advances .Occurring and happening
see that If you ask someone to see that something happens , you want them to make sure it happens : Could you see that everyone gets a copy of this letter ?Planning, expecting and arrangingPlotting and trappingWanting everything to be right
see sb home/to the station, etc to go somewhere with someone, especially to make sure they are safe : Let me see you home .Taking someone somewhere or telling them the way
I'll/we'll see used to say that you will make a decision about something later : " Dad , can I have a guitar ?" "We'll see."Delaying and wasting time
see you informal A1 used for saying goodbye → See also be glad/happy, etc to see the back of sb/sth, see eye to eye (with sb), see redWelcoming, greeting and greetings
(Definition of see verb from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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