Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun see

1 sense of see

Sense 1
see -- (the seat within a bishop's diocese where his cathedral is located)
       => seat -- (a center of authority (as a city from which authority is exercised))

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb see

24 senses of see

Sense 1
see -- (perceive by sight or have the power to perceive by sight; "You have to be a good observer to see all the details"; "Can you see the bird in that tree?"; "He is blind--he cannot see")
       => perceive, comprehend -- (to become aware of through the senses; "I could perceive the ship coming over the horizon")

Sense 2
understand, realize, realise, see -- (perceive (an idea or situation) mentally; "Now I see!"; "I just can't see your point"; "Does she realize how important this decision is?"; "I don't understand the idea")

Sense 3
witness, find, see -- (perceive or be contemporaneous with; "We found Republicans winning the offices"; "You'll see a lot of cheating in this school"; "The 1960's saw the rebellion of the younger generation against established traditions"; "I want to see results")
       => experience, see, go through -- (go or live through; "We had many trials to go through"; "he saw action in Viet Nam")

Sense 4
visualize, visualise, envision, project, fancy, see, figure, picture, image -- (imagine; conceive of; see in one's mind; "I can't see him on horseback!"; "I can see what will happen"; "I can see a risk in this strategy")
       => imagine, conceive of, ideate, envisage -- (form a mental image of something that is not present or that is not the case; "Can you conceive of him as the president?")

Sense 5
see, consider, reckon, view, regard -- (deem to be; "She views this quite differently from me"; "I consider her to be shallow"; "I don't see the situation quite as negatively as you do")
       => think, believe, consider, conceive -- (judge or regard; look upon; judge; "I think he is very smart"; "I believe her to be very smart"; "I think that he is her boyfriend"; "The racist conceives such people to be inferior")

Sense 6
learn, hear, get word, get wind, pick up, find out, get a line, discover, see -- (get to know or become aware of, usually accidentally; "I learned that she has two grown-up children"; "I see that you have been promoted")

Sense 7
watch, view, see, catch, take in -- (see or watch; "view a show on television"; "This program will be seen all over the world"; "view an exhibition"; "Catch a show on Broadway"; "see a movie")
       => watch -- (look attentively; "watch a basketball game")

Sense 8
meet, run into, encounter, run across, come across, see -- (come together; "I'll probably see you at the meeting"; "How nice to see you again!")

Sense 9
determine, check, find out, see, ascertain, watch, learn -- (find out, learn, or determine with certainty, usually by making an inquiry or other effort; "I want to see whether she speaks French"; "See whether it works"; "find out if he speaks Russian"; "Check whether the train leaves on time")

Sense 10
see, check, insure, see to it, ensure, control, ascertain, assure -- (be careful or certain to do something; make certain of something; "He verified that the valves were closed"; "See that the curtains are closed"; "control the quality of the product")
       => verify -- (confirm the truth of; "Please verify that the doors are closed"; "verify a claim")

Sense 11
see -- (go to see for professional or business reasons; "You should see a lawyer"; "We had to see a psychiatrist")
       => visit, call in, call -- (pay a brief visit; "The mayor likes to call on some of the prominent citizens")

Sense 12
see -- (go to see for a social visit; "I went to see my friend Mary the other day")
       => visit, call in, call -- (pay a brief visit; "The mayor likes to call on some of the prominent citizens")

Sense 13
visit, see -- (go to see a place, as for entertainment; "We went to see the Eiffel Tower in the morning")
       => tour -- (make a tour of a certain place; "We toured the Provence this summer")

Sense 14
attend, take care, look, see -- (take charge of or deal with; "Could you see about lunch?"; "I must attend to this matter"; "She took care of this business")
       => care, give care -- (provide care for; "The nurse was caring for the wounded")

Sense 15
see -- (receive as a specified guest; "the doctor will see you now"; "The minister doesn't see anybody before noon")
       => receive, take in, invite -- (express willingness to have in one's home or environs; "The community warmly received the refugees")

Sense 16
go steady, go out, date, see -- (date regularly; have a steady relationship with; "Did you know that she is seeing an older man?"; "He is dating his former wife again!")
       => consort, associate, affiliate, assort -- (keep company with; hang out with; "He associates with strange people"; "She affiliates with her colleagues")

Sense 17
see -- (see and understand, have a good eye; "The artist must first learn to see")
       => see -- (perceive by sight or have the power to perceive by sight; "You have to be a good observer to see all the details"; "Can you see the bird in that tree?"; "He is blind--he cannot see")

Sense 18
see -- (deliberate or decide; "See whether you can come tomorrow"; "let's see--which movie should we see tonight?")
       => consider, debate, moot, turn over, deliberate -- (think about carefully; weigh; "They considered the possibility of a strike"; "Turn the proposal over in your mind")

Sense 19
see -- (observe as if with an eye; "The camera saw the burglary and recorded it")
       => detect, observe, find, discover, notice -- (discover or determine the existence, presence, or fact of; "She detected high levels of lead in her drinking water"; "We found traces of lead in the paint")

Sense 20
examine, see -- (observe, check out, and look over carefully or inspect; "The customs agent examined the baggage"; "I must see your passport before you can enter the country")

Sense 21
experience, see, go through -- (go or live through; "We had many trials to go through"; "he saw action in Viet Nam")
       => undergo -- (pass through; "The chemical undergoes a sudden change"; "The fluid undergoes shear"; "undergo a strange sensation")

Sense 22
see, escort -- (accompany or escort; "I'll see you to the door")
       => accompany -- (go or travel along with; "The nurse accompanied the old lady everywhere")

Sense 23
see -- (match or meet; "I saw the bet of one of my fellow players")
       => bet, wager, play -- (stake on the outcome of an issue; "I bet $100 on that new horse"; "She played all her money on the dark horse")

Sense 24
interpret, construe, see -- (make sense of; assign a meaning to; "What message do you see in this letter?"; "How do you interpret his behavior?")
       => understand -- (know and comprehend the nature or meaning of; "She did not understand her husband"; "I understand what she means")

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