Synonyms of see in English

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See definition of see


1‘I can see the house’

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’

watch, look at, view, observe, catch

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

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

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, 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 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’

find out, discover, learn, ascertain, get to know, determine, establish
ask, inquire, make inquiries 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’

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’

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’

meet, meet by chance, 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’

meet, 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 from, seek 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, 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’

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

Synonyms of see in English

: see1see2


See definition of see


1‘a bishop's see’

diocese, bishopric


    see through

    ‘I can see right through your little plot’


    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


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


    be hoodwinked by

    see about

    ‘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 something through

    ‘I want to see the job through’


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

    persevere with, persist with, continue, 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 ahead with, press on with, plod on through, plough on through, stay with

    not take no for an answer


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


    give up, give up on

    see someone through

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


    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, help out, assist


    let someone down

    see to

    ‘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