See, v. i. 1. To have the power of sight, or of perceiving by the proper organs; to possess or employ the sense of vision; as, he sees distinctly.
Whereas I was blind, now I see.John ix. 25.
2. Figuratively: To have intellectual apprehension; to perceive; to know; to understand; to discern; -- often followed by a preposition, as through, or into.
For judgment I am come into this world, that they which see not might see; and that they which see might be made blind.John ix. 39.
Many sagacious persons will find us out, . . . and see through all our fine pretensions.Tillotson.
3. To be attentive; to take care; to give heed; -- generally with to; as, to
see to the house.
See that ye fall not out by the way.Gen. xlv. 24.
Let me see, Let us see, are used to express consideration, or to introduce the particular consideration of a subject, or some scheme or calculation.
Cassio's a proper man, let me see now, -Shak.
To get his place.
See is sometimes used in the imperative for look, or behold. "See. see! upon the banks of Boyne he stands."
To see about a thing, to pay attention to it; to consider it. --
To see on, to look at.
[Obs.] "She was full more blissful on to see."
To see to. (a) To look at; to behold; to view.
[Obs.] "An altar by Jordan, a great altar to see to"
Josh. xxii. 10. (b) To take care about; to look after; as,
to see to a fire.
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