—v.t. 1. to perceive with the eyes; look at.
2. to view; visit or attend as a spectator: to see a play. 3. to perceive by means of computer vision.
4. to scan or view, esp. by electronic means: The satellite can see the entire southern half of the country. 5. to perceive (things) mentally; discern; understand: to see the point of an argument. 6. to construct a mental image of; visualize: He still saw his father as he was 25 years ago. 7. to accept or imagine or suppose as acceptable: I can't see him as president. 8. to be cognizant of; recognize: to see the good in others; to see where the mistake is. 9. to foresee: He could see war ahead. 10. to ascertain, learn, or find out: See who is at the door. 11. to have knowledge or experience of: to see service in the foreign corps. 12. to make sure: See that the work is done. 13. to meet and converse with: Are you seeing her at lunch today? 14. to receive as a visitor: The ambassador finally saw him. 15. to visit: He's gone to see his aunt. 16. to court, keep company with, or date frequently: They've been seeing each other for a long time. 17. to provide aid or assistance to; take care of: He's seeing his brother through college. 18. to attend or escort: to see someone home. 19. Cards.to match (a bet) or match the bet of (a bettor) by staking an equal sum; call: I'll see your five and raise you five more. 20. to prefer (someone or something) to be as indicated (usually used as a mild oath): I'll see you in hell before I sell you this house. He'll see the business fail before he admits he's wrong. 21. to read or read about: I saw it in the newspaper.
—v.i. 1. to have the power of sight.
2. to be capable of perceiving by means of computer vision.
3. to understand intellectually or spiritually; have insight: Philosophy teaches us to see. 4. to give attention or care: See, there it goes. 5. to find out; make inquiry: Go and see for yourself. 6. to consider; think; deliberate: Let me see, how does that song go? 7. to look about; observe: They heard the noise and came out to see. 8. see about, a. to investigate; inquire about.
b. to turn one's attention to; take care of: He said he would see about getting the license plates. 9. see after,to attend to; take care of: Will you please see after my plants while I'm away? 10. see off,to take leave of someone setting out on a journey; accompany to the place of departure: I went to the airport to see them off. 11. see out,to remain with (a task, project, etc.) until its completion: We decided to see it out, even if it meant another year. 12. see through, a. to penetrate to the true nature of; comprehend; detect: He quickly saw through my story. b. to stay with to the end or until completion; persevere: to see a difficult situation through. 13. see to,to take care of; be responsible for: I'll see to the theater tickets.
Pronunciation: (sē),[key] —n.Eccles. the seat, center of authority, office, or jurisdiction of a bishop.