1 become aware of sth using your eyes
ADV. clearly | dimly | hardly I could hardly see because of the smoke. | just We could just see the hotel in the distance. | suddenly
VERB + SEE be able to, can/could I could see the boat quite clearly now. | strain to | be amazed to, be surprised to He was surprised to see Lucy standing there. | be relieved to | be glad to, be overjoyed to, be pleased to I'm glad to see that you're keeping well. | let sb A dolphin? Oh, let me see!
PHRASES turn and see He turned and saw her smile.
2 meet/visit sb
VERB + SEE want to, wish to What is it you want to see me about? | live to He didn't live to see his grandchildren. | be glad to, be overjoyed to, be pleased to Aren't you pleased to see me?
PREP. about She's gone to see the mechanic about getting her car repaired.
3 go with/accompany sb
PHRASES see sb home Don't worry, I'll see you home.
4 understand/realize sth
VERB + SEE can/can't, don't I can see why you were so angry about it. I don't see why she should get more money than the others. | be difficult to It is difficult to see how to get round this problem.
5 find out
VERB + SEE want to I want to see how they'll react. | let sb Let's see what happens.
PHRASES go and see ‘Has the post come yet?’ ‘I'll just go and see.’ | wait and see ‘Is he going to get better?’ ‘I don't know, we'll just have to wait and see.’