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To see or not see someone or something - thesaurus

Synonyms

see

verb

to notice someone or something using your eyes

make out

to see, hear, or understand someone or something with difficulty

see

verb

to be able to use your eyes to notice and recognize things

spot

verb

to notice someone or something

witness

verb

to see something happen, for example a crime or an accident

see you around

to notice someone often in places that you go to regularly

glimpse

verb

to see someone or something for a moment or not completely

pick out

to see someone or something when they are difficult to see

rest

verb

if your eyes rest on someone or something, you look at that person or thing for a period of time

see in

to see the inside of a building through a window or an open door

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behold

verb

literary to see something

be witness to something

to see something happen

catch

verb

to see or smell something for a very short time

catch

verb

informal to see, watch, or listen to something

clock

verb

Britishinformal to notice someone

come to rest

if your eyes come to rest on someone or something, they look at that person or thing and stop looking around at different people or things

discern

verb

formal to see or hear something, especially something that is far away or not very clear

espy

verb

literary to see or notice someone or something

fall

verb

if your eyes fall on someone or something, you notice them

lose sight of

to be no longer able to see someone or something

observe

verb

formal to notice someone doing something, or to notice something happening

see daylight

to see outside when it is daytime

set/lay/clap eyes on

to see someone or something, especially for the first time

sight

verb

formal to see someone or something suddenly or in the distance

something meets your eye/ear

if something meets your eye or ear, you see or hear it

spy

verb

mainly literary to notice someone or something

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