To perceive with the eye
observe, look at, behold, descry, examine, inspect, regard, espy, view, look out on, gaze, stare, eye, lay eyes on, mark, perceive, pay attention to, heed, mind, detect, notice, take notice, discern, scrutinize, scan, spy, survey, contemplate, remark, clap eyes on, be apprized of, make out, cast the eyes on, direct the eyes, catch sight of, cast the eyes over, get a load of*.
*To equal, especially to equal a bet in poker
meet a bet, cover a bet, match a wager; see equal.
To have an appointment (with)
see, the most simple and direct of these terms, is the basic term for the use of the organs of sight; behold implies a directing of the eyes on something and holding it in view, usually stressing the strong impression made he never beheld a sight more beautiful; espy and descry both imply a catching sight of with some effort, espy suggesting the detection of that which is small, partly hidden, etc. he espied the snake crawling through the grass and descry the making out of something from a distance or through darkness, mist, etc. he descried the distant steeple; view implies a seeing or looking at what lies before one with a defined purpose or perspective the jury viewed the evidence
To apprehend (images) by use of the eyes:behold, perceive. (Scots) ken. See see
To perceive with a special effort of the senses or the mind:descry, detect, discern, distinguish, mark, mind, note, notice, observe, remark. See knowledge, see
To form mental images of:conceive, envisage, envision, fancy, fantasize, image, imagine, picture, think, vision, visualize. (Informal) feature. See thoughts
To perceive and recognize the meaning of:accept, apprehend, catch (on), compass, comprehend, conceive, fathom, follow, get, grasp, make out, read, sense, take, take in, understand. (Informal) savvy. (Slang) dig. (Chiefly British) twig. (Scots) ken. Idioms: get (or have) a handle on, get the picture. See understand
To look upon in a particular way:account, consider, deem, esteem, reckon, regard, view. See perspective
To know in advance:anticipate, divine, envision, foreknow, foresee. See foresight, see
To participate in or partake of personally:experience, feel, go through, have, know, meet1 (with), suffer, taste (of), undergo. (Archaic) prove. Idiom: run up against. See participate
To be with another person socially on a regular basis:date, go out. (Informal) take out. See connect
To go to or seek out the company of in order to socialize:call, come by, come over, drop by, drop in, look in, look up, pop in, run in, stop (by or in), visit. Idiom: pay a visit. See seek
To have the care and supervision of:attend, care for, look after, mind, minister to, tend2, watch. Idioms: keep an eye on, look out for, take care (or charge) of, take under one's wing. See care for Roget's II The New Thesaurus Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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