Did you know?

Click any word in a definition or example to find the entry for that word

see to - definition and synonyms


What are red words?

90% of the time, speakers of English use just 7,500 words in speech and writing. These words appear in red, and are graded with stars. One-star words are frequent, two-star words are more frequent, and three-star words are the most frequent.



The thesaurus of synonyms and related words is fully integrated into the dictionary. Click on the thesaurus category heading under the button in an entry to see the synonyms and related words for that meaning.

phrasal verb [transitive]
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theysee to
he/she/itsees to
present participleseeing to
past tensesaw to
past participleseen to
  1. see to something to deal with or take responsibility for someone or something

    You try to get some sleep, I’ll see to the children’s breakfast.

    have/get something seen to:

    You’d better take her to hospital and get her ankle seen to.

    see to it that:

    I should have seen to it that she was told.

See also main entry: see

Open Dictionary


the practice of giving birth in the presence of several friends and relatives

add a word


A must for anyone with an interest in the changing face of language. The Macmillan Dictionary blog explores English as it is spoken around the world today.

global English and language change from our blog
Macmillan learn live love play