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To say or mention casually; remark
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  1. To say or mention casually; remark
  2. To watch or be present without participating actively:
  3. To be or become aware of, especially through careful and directed attention; notice:
To question formally, as to elicit facts or information; interrogate:
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  1. To question formally, as to elicit facts or information; interrogate:
  2. To study or analyze:
  3. To look at or into critically or methodically in order to find out the facts, condition, etc. of; investigate; inspect; scrutinize; inquire into
  1. To consider.
  2. To observe or watch (something).
  3. Used other than as an idiom: see look,‎ at.
Used in the imperative for the purpose of calling attention.
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  1. Used in the imperative for the purpose of calling attention.
  2. To hold in view; look at; see; regard
To catch sight of; discern (distant or obscure objects)
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  1. To catch sight of; discern (distant or obscure objects)
  2. To discover by careful observation or scrutiny; detect:
  3. To discover (a distant or obscure object) by the eye; to espy; to discern or detect.
To examine or review (troops, etc.) officially
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  1. To examine or review (troops, etc.) officially
  2. To examine carefully and critically, especially for flaws.
  3. To look at carefully; examine critically, esp. in order to detect flaws or errors
To relate or refer to; concern:
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  1. To relate or refer to; concern:
  2. To think of in a certain light; consider
  3. To consider, look upon (something) in a given way etc. [from 16th c.]
To catch sight of (something that is distant, partially hidden, or obscure); glimpse.
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  1. To catch sight of (something that is distant, partially hidden, or obscure); glimpse.
  2. (Intransitive) To look or search narrowly; to look about; to watch; to take notice; to spy.
  3. To catch sight of; to perceive with the eyes; to discover, as a distant object partly concealed, or not obvious to notice; to see at a glance; to discern unexpectedly; to spy; as, to espy land; to espy a man in a crowd.
To look at or see; behold
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  1. To look at or see; behold
  2. To think of (something) in a particular way; regard:
  3. To survey or study mentally; consider:
To look steadily, intently, and with fixed attention.
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  1. To look steadily, intently, and with fixed attention.
(Imperative, marching) Alternative form of march (said to be easier to pronounce while giving a command).
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  1. (Imperative, marching) Alternative form of march (said to be easier to pronounce while giving a command).
  2. (Soccer, Field Hockey, etc.) To stay close to in order to impede the movement of (an opponent)
  3. To give attention to; notice:
To pay attention to; listen to and consider:
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  1. To pay attention to; listen to and consider:
  2. To pay close attention to; take careful notice of
To take notice; give heed:
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  1. To take notice; give heed:
  2. (Regional) To bring (an object or idea) to mind; remember.
  3. (--- Upper Southern US) To have in mind as a goal or purpose; intend.
To determine the location, form, or boundaries of (a tract of land) by measuring the lines and angles in accordance with the principles of geometry and trigonometry
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  1. To determine the location, form, or boundaries of (a tract of land) by measuring the lines and angles in accordance with the principles of geometry and trigonometry
  2. To examine for some specific purpose; inspect or consider carefully; review in detail
  3. To look over the parts, features, or contents of; view broadly:
(Slang) To conceive of; imagine
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  1. (Slang) To conceive of; imagine
  2. (Informal) To picture mentally; imagine:
  3. (Dial.) To look like; favor
(Medicine) To receive (a transplanted organ or tissue) without immunological rejection.
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  1. (Medicine) To receive (a transplanted organ or tissue) without immunological rejection.
  2. To receive something, especially with favor. Often used with of.
  3. To agree to take the responsibilities of (a job, office, etc.)
To participate in personally; undergo:
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  1. To participate in personally; undergo:
  2. To have experience of; personally encounter or feel; meet with; undergo
(Now Rare) To stand out conspicuously
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  1. (Now Rare) To stand out conspicuously
  2. To affect in a given way by staring
  3. To look directly, fixedly, or vacantly, often with a wide-eyed gaze.
To look at:
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  1. To look at:
  2. To supply with an eye.
  3. (Anatomy) The vertebrate organ of sight, composed of a pair of fluid-filled spherical structures that occupy the orbits of the skull. Incoming light is refracted by the cornea of the eye and transmitted through the pupil to the lens, which focuses the image onto the retina.
To become aware of (something) directly through any of the senses, especially sight or hearing:
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  1. To become aware of (something) directly through any of the senses, especially sight or hearing:
  2. To become aware (of) through one of the senses, esp. through sight
  3. To cause or allow the mind to become aware of (a stimulus):
To catch or discover, as in a misdeed
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  1. To catch or discover, as in a misdeed
  2. To learn something hidden and often improper about:
  3. To discover or ascertain the existence, presence, or fact of.
To mention; refer to; comment on
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  1. To mention; refer to; comment on
  2. To take notice of; observe:
  3. To perceive with the mind; detect:
(Intransitive, often with of) To notice; to take note.
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  1. (Intransitive, often with of) To notice; to take note.
To perceive or recognize the difference
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  1. To perceive or recognize the difference
  2. To separate (a thing) mentally from another or others; recognize as separate or different
  3. To perceive with the eyes; detect or distinguish:
To examine something with great care.
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  1. To examine something with great care.
  2. To look at very carefully; examine closely; inspect minutely
  3. To audit accounts etc in order to verify them.
(TV) To traverse (a surface) rapidly and point by point with a beam of light or electrons in transmitting or reproducing the lights and shades of an image
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  1. (TV) To traverse (a surface) rapidly and point by point with a beam of light or electrons in transmitting or reproducing the lights and shades of an image
  2. To look at carefully or thoroughly, especially in search of something; examine:
  3. To direct a finely focused beam of light or electrons in a systematic pattern over (a surface) in order to reproduce or sense and subsequently transmit an image.
To catch sight of; see:
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  1. To catch sight of; see:
  2. To watch or observe closely and secretly, usually with unfriendly purpose
  3. To investigate or observe something, especially in secret:
To think about intently; study carefully
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  1. To think about intently; study carefully
  2. To consider carefully and at length; meditate on or ponder:
  3. To have in mind as a possibility or plan; intend
To mark again (a piece of work).
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  1. To mark again (a piece of work).
  2. To notice; observe; perceive
  3. To express in words or writing, as observed or noticed; to state; to say; -- often with a substantive clause
(Idiomatic) To experience someone or something, especially by looking or listening.
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  1. (Idiomatic) To experience someone or something, especially by looking or listening.
To achieve understanding of; apprehend:
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  1. To achieve understanding of; apprehend:
  2. To become aware of (something) directly through any of the senses, especially sight or hearing:
  3. To cause or allow the mind to become aware of (a stimulus):
To have as part of something larger; encompass or include.
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  1. To have as part of something larger; encompass or include.
  2. To take in the meaning, nature, or importance of; grasp.
  3. To grasp mentally; understand
To perceive or recognize the difference
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  1. To perceive or recognize the difference
  2. To perceive with the eyes; detect or distinguish:
  3. To separate (a thing) mentally from another or others; recognize as separate or different
(Idiomatic, intransitive) To attend; to be attentive; to focus one's attention.
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  1. (Idiomatic, intransitive) To attend; to be attentive; to focus one's attention.
To regard; observe; pay attention to
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  1. To regard; observe; pay attention to
  2. To take notice of; observe:
  3. To mention; refer to; comment on
To watch or be present without participating actively:
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  1. To watch or be present without participating actively:
  2. To say or mention casually; remark
  3. To be or become aware of, especially through careful and directed attention; notice:
To consider, look upon (something) in a given way etc. [from 16th c.]
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  1. To consider, look upon (something) in a given way etc. [from 16th c.]
  2. To relate or refer to; concern:
  3. To think of in a certain light; consider
To pay attention to; listen to and consider:
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  1. To pay attention to; listen to and consider:
  2. To pay close attention to; take careful notice of
To accompany or guide, especially as an escort:
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  1. To accompany or guide, especially as an escort:
  2. To go with as an escort; accompany to protect or show honor or courtesy to
To be present at:
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  1. To be present at:
  2. To apply or direct oneself; take action:
  3. To accompany as a circumstance or follow as a result:
(Idiomatic) To (figuratively) resonate with, to feel emotionally relevant to.
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  1. (Idiomatic) To (figuratively) resonate with, to feel emotionally relevant to.
  2. (Idiomatic) To address a particular topic.
  3. (Idiomatic) To give evidence regarding something; to attest for.
Used in the imperative for the purpose of calling attention.
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  1. Used in the imperative for the purpose of calling attention.
  2. To see, look upon, or gaze at:
To regard or consider; deem:
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  1. To regard or consider; deem:
  2. To become aware (of) through one of the senses, esp. through sight
  3. To become aware of (something) directly through any of the senses, especially sight or hearing:
To recognize.
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  1. To recognize.
  2. (Archaic) To see; look at; descry
  3. To know (a person or thing).
To catch sight of (something difficult to discern).
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  1. To catch sight of (something difficult to discern).
  2. To discover by careful observation or scrutiny; detect:
  3. To discover (a distant or obscure object) by the eye; to espy; to discern or detect.
To catch or discover, as in a misdeed
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  1. To catch or discover, as in a misdeed
  2. To discover or ascertain the existence, presence, or fact of.
  3. To discern (something hidden or subtle):
To perceive or recognize the difference
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  1. To perceive or recognize the difference
  2. To perceive with the eyes; detect or distinguish:
  3. To separate (a thing) mentally from another or others; recognize as separate or different
To separate or mark off by differences; perceive or show the difference in; differentiate
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  1. To separate or mark off by differences; perceive or show the difference in; differentiate
  2. To perceive or indicate differences; discriminate:
  3. In a judicial decision, or an argument such as a brief in support of a particular legal outcome, to note or argue that a prior decision of the same or another court is inapplicable as precedent, because of significant differences in the facts or in the legal posture of the two cases. In a judicial decision, or an argument such as a brief in support of a particular legal outcome, to note or argue that a prior decision of the same or another court is inapplicable as precedent, because of significant differences in the facts or in the legal posture of the two cases.
To observe; note; take notice of; heed
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  1. To observe; note; take notice of; heed
  2. (Soccer, Field Hockey, etc.) To stay close to in order to impede the movement of (an opponent)
  3. To give attention to; notice:
To take notice; give heed:
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  1. To take notice; give heed:
  2. (Regional) To bring (an object or idea) to mind; remember.
  3. (--- Upper Southern US) To have in mind as a goal or purpose; intend.
To make a note of; write down:
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  1. To make a note of; write down:
  2. To show; indicate:
  3. To mention particularly
To mention; refer to; comment on
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  1. To mention; refer to; comment on
  2. To take notice of; observe:
  3. To perceive with the mind; detect:
To watch or be present without participating actively:
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  1. To watch or be present without participating actively:
  2. To say or mention casually; remark
  3. To be or become aware of, especially through careful and directed attention; notice:
To express in words or writing, as observed or noticed; to state; to say; -- often with a substantive clause
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  1. To express in words or writing, as observed or noticed; to state; to say; -- often with a substantive clause
  2. (Obs.) To mark; distinguish; indicate
  3. To notice; observe; perceive
To apprehend mentally; understand.
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  1. To apprehend mentally; understand.
  2. To be of the opinion that; think:
  3. To hold as one's conviction or opinion; think; imagine
To conceive an image or a picture of, especially as a future possibility:
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  1. To conceive an image or a picture of, especially as a future possibility:
  2. To consider or regard in a certain way.
  3. To conceive or see something within one's mind. To imagine or envision.
To picture in the mind; imagine.
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  1. To picture in the mind; imagine.
  2. To imagine (something not yet in existence); picture in the mind
To believe something without being sure; suppose
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  1. To believe something without being sure; suppose
  2. To imagine or suppose:
  3. To take a romantic interest in (someone):
To indulge in fantasies
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  1. To indulge in fantasies
  2. To create or imagine in a fantasy; have daydreams about
  3. (Intransitive, usually with about) To indulge in fantasy; to imagine things only possible in fantasy.
To transmit (an exact replica of the contents of a storage device) to another storage device:
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  1. To transmit (an exact replica of the contents of a storage device) to another storage device:
  2. To picture mentally; imagine or visualize:
  3. To describe, especially so vividly as to evoke a mental picture:
To use the imagination
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  1. To use the imagination
  2. To have a notion of or about without adequate foundation; fancy or believe:
  3. To suppose; guess; think
To form a mental image of; visualize:
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  1. To form a mental image of; visualize:
  2. To describe or explain
  3. To form a mental picture or impression of; imagine
To devise or evolve; invent:
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  1. To devise or evolve; invent:
  2. To use the mind in a certain way:
  3. To reason about or reflect on; ponder:
To picture in the mind; envision.
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  1. To picture in the mind; envision.
  2. To see in or as in a vision; imagine
To render visible, as in an image or representation:
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  1. To render visible, as in an image or representation:
  2. To form a mental image of; envisage:
  3. To engage in psychological visualization with regard to something such as pain or a body process.
To understand something.
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  1. To understand something.
  2. To grasp mentally; understand:
  3. To take hold of mentally; perceive; understand
To go to see (a performance, for example):
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  1. To go to see (a performance, for example):
  2. To get and hold (something that has been in motion) in a hand, the hands, a container, or an implement:
  3. To take or get passively; incur or contract without intention, as by exposure
To accomplish or bring about:
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  1. To accomplish or bring about:
  2. To grasp mentally; understand; comprehend
  3. (Archaic) To go around; make a circuit of
To have as part of something larger; encompass or include.
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  1. To have as part of something larger; encompass or include.
  2. To grasp mentally; understand
  3. To include; take in; comprise
To apprehend mentally; understand.
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  1. To apprehend mentally; understand.
  2. To be of the opinion that; think:
  3. To hold as one's conviction or opinion; think; imagine
To penetrate to the meaning or nature of; comprehend.
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  1. To penetrate to the meaning or nature of; comprehend.
  2. To determine the depth of; sound.
  3. To get to the bottom of; understand thoroughly
To come, move, or take place after another person or thing in order or time.
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  1. To come, move, or take place after another person or thing in order or time.
  2. To go after in order to catch; chase; pursue
  3. To take as a model; act in accordance with; imitate
(Slang) To cause an emotional response in; irritate, please, thrill, etc.
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  1. (Slang) To cause an emotional response in; irritate, please, thrill, etc.
  2. To take revenge on, especially to kill in revenge for a wrong.
  3. To begin or start. Used with the present participle:
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  1. ​To understand.
  2. To reach for and try to seize
  3. To take hold of mentally; understand; comprehend
To know (a language) well enough to interpret its written form
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  1. To know (a language) well enough to interpret its written form
  2. To have or use as a preferred reading in a particular passage:
  3. To get the meaning of (something written, printed, embossed, etc.) by using the eyes, or for Braille, the finger tips, to interpret its characters or signs
To grasp; understand:
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  1. To grasp; understand:
  2. To become aware of; perceive:
  3. To comprehend; understand
To carry in one's possession:
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  1. To carry in one's possession:
  2. To get possession of (fish or game, for example) by capturing or killing.
  3. To subtract:
  1. To subscribe to home delivery of.
  2. To shorten (a garment) or make it smaller.
  3. To allow a person or an animal to live in one's home.
To become aware of the intended meaning of (a person or remark, for example):
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  1. To become aware of the intended meaning of (a person or remark, for example):
  2. To get or perceive the meaning of; know or grasp what is meant by; comprehend
  3. To take as meant or meaning; interpret
To understand; comprehend.
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  1. To understand; comprehend.
  2. (Slang) To understand; get the idea
To obtain or find by an action similar to digging:
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  1. To obtain or find by an action similar to digging:
  2. To uncover and get from the ground or another surface in this way
  3. To take notice of:
To understand the meaning of (a person); to comprehend.
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  1. To understand the meaning of (a person); to comprehend.
  2. To understand or figure out:
  3. To be or become aware of the situation; understand:
To recognize.
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  1. To recognize.
  2. (Archaic) To see; look at; descry
  3. To know (a person or thing).
To be the cause, agent, or source of
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  1. To be the cause, agent, or source of
  2. To give satisfactory reasons or an explanation (for)
  3. To consider as being; deem.
To think carefully about (something), especially before making a decision;
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  1. To think carefully about (something), especially before making a decision;
  2. To think or deem to be; regard as:
  3. To show consideration for:
To think, believe, or judge
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  1. To think, believe, or judge
  2. To consider or assume that a thing has the attributes or qualities of something else; for example, for certain legal purposes, a corporation is deemed to be a person. To consider or assume that a thing has the attributes or qualities of something else; for example, for certain legal purposes, a corporation is deemed to be a person.
  3. To regard as; consider:
To regard with respect; prize.
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  1. To regard with respect; prize.
  2. To regard as; consider:
  3. To hold to be; consider; regard
To consider as; regard as being
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  1. To consider as; regard as being
  2. To consider as being; regard as:
  3. To judge; consider; estimate
To consider, look upon (something) in a given way etc. [from 16th c.]
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  1. To consider, look upon (something) in a given way etc. [from 16th c.]
  2. (Archaic) To take into account; consider.
  3. To think of in a certain light; consider
To think of (something) in a particular way; regard:
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  1. To think of (something) in a particular way; regard:
  2. To survey mentally; consider
  3. To survey or study mentally; consider:
To speak of or consider a matter prematurely
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  1. To speak of or consider a matter prematurely
  2. To foresee (a command, wish, etc.) and perform in advance
  3. To think, speak, or write about a matter in advance.
To guess or know by inspiration or intuition:
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  1. To guess or know by inspiration or intuition:
  2. To foretell, especially by divination.
  3. To practice divination.
To picture in the mind; imagine.
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  1. To picture in the mind; imagine.
  2. To imagine (something not yet in existence); picture in the mind
To know beforehand
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  1. To know beforehand
  2. To have foreknowledge of, especially by supernatural means or through revelation.
To see beforehand; know beforehand; foreknow
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  1. To see beforehand; know beforehand; foreknow
To believe; think:
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  1. To believe; think:
  2. To have compassion or sympathy:
  3. To think or believe, often for unanalyzed or emotional reasons
To enact or recite the entire length of (something).
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  1. To enact or recite the entire length of (something).
  2. To undergo, suffer, experience.
  3. To reach an intended destination after passing through some process.
To get, take, receive, or obtain
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  1. To get, take, receive, or obtain
  2. To feel and show
  3. To possess an understanding of; know
To be able to distinguish; recognize as distinct:
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  1. To be able to distinguish; recognize as distinct:
  2. To have a practical understanding of, as through experience; be skilled in:
  3. To regard as true beyond doubt:
To come together:
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  1. To come together:
  2. To be introduced to; get acquainted with
  3. To be sufficient for (a need, for example); fulfill:
To feel pain or distress; sustain injury or harm:
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  1. To feel pain or distress; sustain injury or harm:
  2. To undergo or experience (any process, esp. change)
  3. To experience, undergo, or feel (something painful, injurious, or unpleasant):
(Archaic) To appreciate; like
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  1. (Archaic) To appreciate; like
  2. (Archaic) To appreciate or enjoy.
  3. To have a sensation, limited experience, or anticipating sense (of something)
(Obs.) To undertake
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  1. (Obs.) To undertake
  2. To experience or be subjected to:
  3. To experience; endure; go through
To test by experiment, a standard, etc.; subject to a testing process; try out
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  1. To test by experiment, a standard, etc.; subject to a testing process; try out
  2. (Archaic) To find out or learn (something) through experience.
  3. (Archaic) To experience; learn or know by experience
To belong to, or have origin in, a definite period in the past
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  1. To belong to, or have origin in, a definite period in the past
  2. To go on a date or dates with.
  3. To assign a date to
(Intransitive, card games) To discard or meld all the cards in one's hand.
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  1. (Intransitive, card games) To discard or meld all the cards in one's hand.
  2. (Intransitive, of a couple) To have a romantic relationship, one that involves going out together on dates.
  3. (Intransitive) To become out of fashion.
To force the sale of (a stock or commodity) by exercising a call option.
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  1. To force the sale of (a stock or commodity) by exercising a call option.
  2. To visit for a short while
  3. To declare in the capacity of an umpire or referee:
(Intransitive) To come near to; to pass; to visit.
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  1. (Intransitive) To come near to; to pass; to visit.
  1. To affect
  2. (Intransitive) To change ones position or location, especially to someone's place of residence.
Used other than as an idiom: see look,"Ž up.
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  1. Used other than as an idiom: see look,"Ž up.
  2. (Intransitive, idiomatic) To have better prospects, to improve.
  3. (Idiomatic) To obtain information about something from a text source.
To visit in an impromptu manner.
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  1. To visit in an impromptu manner.
To be able to go no further; come to an end
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  1. To be able to go no further; come to an end
  2. To interrupt one's course or journey for a brief visit or stay. Often used with by, in, or off:
  3. To check (a blow, stroke, or thrust); parry; counter
To visit someone or something
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  1. To visit someone or something
  2. To go to see in order to aid or console:
  3. (Informal) To converse or chat:
(Idiomatic) To watch; to observe.
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Synonym Study

  • View implies a seeing or looking at what lies before one with a defined purpose or perspective the jury viewed the evidence
  • 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
  • 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
  • See , the most simple and direct of these terms, is the basic term for the use of the organs of sight
Find another word for see. In this page you can discover 160 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for see, like: observe, examine, pay attention to, look-at, behold, descry, inspect, regard, espy, view and look out on.