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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

See \See\ (s[=e]), v. t. [imp. Saw (s[add]); p. p. Seen
   (s[=e]n); p. pr. & vb. n. Seeing.] [OE. seen, sen, seon,
   AS. se['o]n; akin to OFries. s[imac]a, D. zien, OS. & OHG.
   sehan, G. sehen, Icel. sj[=a], Sw. se, Dan. see, Goth.
   sa['i]hwan, and probably to L. sequi to follow (and so
   originally meaning, to follow with the eyes). Gr. "e`pesqai,
   Skr. sac. Cf. Sight, Sue to follow.]
   1. To perceive by the eye; to have knowledge of the existence
      and apparent qualities of by the organs of sight; to
      behold; to descry; to view.
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            I will now turn aside, and see this great sight.
                                                  --Ex. iii. 3.
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   2. To perceive by mental vision; to form an idea or
      conception of; to note with the mind; to observe; to
      discern; to distinguish; to understand; to comprehend; to
      ascertain.
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            Go, I pray thee, see whether it be well with thy
            brethren.                             --Gen. xxxvii.
                                                  14.
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            Jesus saw that he answered discreetly. --Mark xii.
                                                  34.
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            Who's so gross
            That seeth not this palpable device?  --Shak.
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   3. To follow with the eyes, or as with the eyes; to watch; to
      regard attentively; to look after. --Shak.
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            I had a mind to see him out, and therefore did not
            care for contradicting him.           --Addison.
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   4. To have an interview with; especially, to make a call
      upon; to visit; as, to go to see a friend.
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            And Samuel came no more to see Saul until the day of
            his death.                            --1 Sam. xv.
                                                  35.
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   5. To fall in with; to meet or associate with; to have
      intercourse or communication with; hence, to have
      knowledge or experience of; as, to see military service.
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            Make us glad according to the days wherein thou hast
            afflicted us, and the years wherein we have seen
            evil.                                 --Ps. xc. 15.
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            Verily, verily, I say unto you, if a man keep my
            saying, he shall never see death.     --John viii.
                                                  51.
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            Improvement in wisdom and prudence by seeing men.
                                                  --Locke.
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   6. To accompany in person; to escort; to wait upon; as, to
      see one home; to see one aboard the cars.
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   7. In poker and similar games at cards, to meet (a bet), or
      to equal the bet of (a player), by staking the same sum.
      "I'll see you and raise you ten."
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   God you see (or God him see or God me see, etc.), God
      keep you (him, me, etc.) in his sight; God protect you.
      [Obs.] --Chaucer.

   To see (anything) out, to see (it) to the end; to be
      present at, work at, or attend, to the end.

   To see stars, to see flashes of light, like stars; --
      sometimes the result of concussion of the head. [Colloq.]
      

   To see (one) through, to help, watch, or guard (one) to the
      end of a course or an undertaking.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

See \See\, n. [OE. se, see, OF. se, sed, sied, fr. L. sedes a
   seat, or the kindred sedere to sit. See Sit, and cf.
   Siege.]
   1. A seat; a site; a place where sovereign power is
      exercised. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
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            Jove laughed on Venus from his sovereign see.
                                                  --Spenser.
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   2. Specifically:
      (a) The seat of episcopal power; a diocese; the
          jurisdiction of a bishop; as, the see of New York.
      (b) The seat of an archbishop; a province or jurisdiction
          of an archbishop; as, an archiepiscopal see.
      (c) The seat, place, or office of the pope, or Roman
          pontiff; as, the papal see.
      (d) The pope or his court at Rome; as, to appeal to the
          see of Rome.
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   Apostolic see. See under Apostolic.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

See \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.
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            Whereas I was blind, now I see.       --John ix. 25.
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   2. Figuratively: To have intellectual apprehension; to
      perceive; to know; to understand; to discern; -- often
      followed by a preposition, as through, or into.
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            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.
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            Many sagacious persons will find us out, . . . and
            see through all our fine pretensions. --Tillotson.
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   3. To be attentive; to take care; to give heed; -- generally
      with to; as, to see to the house.
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            See that ye fall not out by the way.  --Gen. xlv.
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   Note: 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.
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               Cassio's a proper man, let me see now, 
               To get his place.                  --Shak.
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   Note: See is sometimes used in the imperative for look, or
         behold. "See. see! upon the banks of Boyne he stands."
         --Halifax.
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   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." --Chaucer.

   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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