Synonyms of see in English:

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see1

verb

  • 1 I can see the house
    discern, perceive, glimpse, catch/get a glimpse of, spot, notice, catch sight of, sight;
    make out, pick out, spy, distinguish, identify, recognize, detect, note, mark
    informal clap/lay/set eyes on, clock
    literary behold, descry, espy
  • 2 they saw a television programme on Hong Kong
    watch, look at, view, observe, catch
  • 3 would you like to see over the house?
    inspect, view, see round, look around/round, look through, have a look around/round, have a tour of, go on a tour of, tour, survey, scrutinize
    informal give something a/the once-over
  • 4 I can't see how this helps us
    understand, grasp, comprehend, follow, take in, realize, appreciate, recognize, work out, get the drift of, make out, conceive, perceive, fathom (out), 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 round/around, 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
    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
    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
  • 7 he checked to see that all of his desk drawers were locked see that you do it now
    make sure, make certain, see to it, check, verify, take care, mind, satisfy oneself, ensure;
    remember to, be/make sure to, not forget to
  • 8 I see trouble ahead
    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
  • 10 they see each other from time to time
    meet (by arrangement), 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
    consult, confer with, talk to, speak to, seek advice/information from, take counsel from, have recourse to, call on, call in, turn to, ask
  • 12 the doctor will see you now
    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
    go out with, be dating, take out, be someone's boyfriend/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
  • Phrases

    see about

    1
    I'll go and see about fixing a meal
    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

    see the light

    2
    even the Vatican has seen the light and is using the technology to manage its library
    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

    3
    I can see right through your little plot I saw through you from the start
    [Antonyms] be hoodwinked by
    not be deceived by, not be taken in by, be wise to, get/have the measure of, read like a book, fathom, penetrate, realize, understand
    informal not fall for, have someone's number, know someone's (little) game

    see someone through

    4
    it was Francine's devotion which saw him through
    [Antonyms] let someone down
    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, help (out), assist

    see something through

    5
    I want to see the job through
    [Antonyms] give up (on)
    bring to completion, continue to the end, bring to a finish;
    persevere with, persist with, continue (with), carry on with, go on with, keep at, keep on with, keep going with, keep up, not give up with, follow through, press on/ahead with, plod on through, plough on through, stay with;
    informal plug away at, peg away at, stick at, soldier on with, stick something out, stick to one's guns, hang in there

    see to

    6
    I'll go and see to the sitting-room fire
    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

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    see2

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