Synonyms of see in English

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see1


See definition of see

verb

1‘I can see the house’

SYNONYMS

discern, perceive, glimpse, catch a glimpse of, get a glimpse of, spot, notice, catch sight of, sight

make out, pick out, spy, distinguish, identify, recognize, detect, note, mark

informal clap eyes on, lay eyes on, set eyes on, clock

literary behold, descry, espy

2‘they saw a television programme on Hong Kong’

SYNONYMS

watch, look at, view, observe, catch

3‘would you like to see over the house?’

SYNONYMS

inspect, view, see round, look around, look round, look through, have a look around, have a look round, have a tour of, go on a tour of, tour, survey, scrutinize

informal give something a once-over, give something the once-over

Variant spelling see over

4‘I can't see how this helps us’

SYNONYMS

understand, grasp, comprehend, follow, take in, realize, appreciate, recognize, work out, get the drift of, make out, conceive, perceive, become cognizant of

informal get, latch on to, cotton on to, catch on to, tumble to, figure out, get the hang of, get a fix on, get one's head around, get one's head round, get the message, get the picture

British informal twig, suss

North American informal savvy

rare cognize

5‘I must go and see what Victor is up to’

SYNONYMS

find out, discover, learn, ascertain, get to know, determine, establish

ask, enquire, make enquiries as to, investigate

British informal suss out

6‘let me see’

SYNONYMS

think, consider, contemplate, reflect, deliberate, have a think, meditate, muse, ponder, cogitate, brood, agonize

give it some thought, mull it over, chew it over, puzzle over it, turn it over in one's mind, revolve it in one's mind

rare cerebrate

Variant spelling let me see

7‘he checked to see that all of his desk drawers were locked’

SYNONYMS

make sure, make certain, see to it, check, verify, take care, mind, satisfy oneself, ensure

remember to, be sure to, make sure to, not forget to

8‘I see trouble ahead’

SYNONYMS

foresee, predict, forecast, prophesy, prognosticate, anticipate, envisage, envision, picture, visualize

archaic augur, previse, presage, foreshow

9‘about a year later, I saw a friend in town’

SYNONYMS

encounter, run into, run across, stumble across, stumble on, happen on, chance on, come across

informal bump into

archaic run against

10‘they see each other from time to time’

SYNONYMS

meet up with, get together with, have a meeting, have meetings, meet socially, make a date with

11‘I'd better see a doctor about it’

SYNONYMS

consult, confer with, talk to, speak to, seek advice from, seek information from, take counsel from, have recourse to, call on, call in, turn to, ask

12‘the doctor will see you now’

SYNONYMS

interview, give an interview to, give a consultation to, give an audience to, give a hearing to, receive, talk to

examine, treat

13‘he's seeing someone else now’

SYNONYMS

go out with, be dating, take out, be someone's boyfriend, be someone's girlfriend, keep company with, go with, be with, court, have a fling with, have an affair with, dally with

informal go steady with

British informal, dated walk out with

North American informal, dated step out with

14‘he saw her to her car’

SYNONYMS

escort, accompany, show, walk, conduct, lead, take, usher, guide, shepherd, attend


Synonyms of see in English

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see2


See definition of see

noun

1‘a bishop's see’

SYNONYMS

diocese, bishopric


Phrases

    see about

      ‘I'll go and see about fixing a meal’

      SYNONYMS

      arrange, make arrangements for, see to, deal with, take care of, look after, attend to, sort out

      organize, be responsible for, take responsibility for, be in charge of, direct

      Variant spelling see about (or see to)
    see the light

      ‘he believed that if he could talk to his opponents, he could make them see the light’

      SYNONYMS

      understand, realize

      informal

      cotton on, catch on, get the message, get the picture, have an aha moment

      British informal

      twig

      ‘even the Vatican has seen the light and is using the technology to manage its library’

      SYNONYMS

      understand, comprehend, realize, find out, see daylight, work out what's going on, get the point

      informal

      cotton on, catch on, tumble, latch on, get the picture, get the message, get the drift, get it, get wise, see what's what, savvy

      British informal

      twig

    see through

      ‘I can see right through your little plot’

      SYNONYMS

      not be deceived by, not be taken in by, be wise to, get the measure of, have the measure of, read like a book, fathom, penetrate, realize, understand

      informal

      not fall for, have someone's number, know someone's game, know someone's little game

      ANTONYMS

      be hoodwinked by

    see someone through

      ‘it was Francine's devotion which saw him through’

      SYNONYMS

      sustain, encourage, buoy up, cheer along, keep going, keep someone's head above water, tide over

      support, give strength to, be a source of strength to, be a tower of strength to, comfort, assist

      ANTONYMS

      let someone down

    see something through

      ‘I want to see the job through’

      SYNONYMS

      bring to completion, continue to the end, bring to a finish

      persevere with, persist with, carry on with, go on with, keep at, keep on with, keep going with, keep up, not give up with, follow through, press ahead with, press on with, plod on through, plough on through, stay with

      not take no for an answer

      informal

      plug away at, peg away at, stick at, soldier on with, stick something out, stick to one's guns, hang in there

      ANTONYMS

      give up (on)

    see to

      ‘I'll go and see to the sitting-room fire’

      SYNONYMS

      attend to, deal with, see about, take care of, look after, sort out, fix up, get together, organize, arrange, be responsible for, be in charge of, direct, run, manage, conduct, administer, administrate

      Variant spelling see about (or see to)