I see


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I see

Also, I see what you mean. I understand, as in I see, you'd rather go running in the morning while it's cool, or It's too early to run an ad? I see what you mean. This idiom uses see in the sense of "perceive" or "comprehend," a usage dating from 1300. Also see as far as I can see.
See also: see
References in classic literature ?
I saw the snake-charmer, and no more of the circus did I see that night.
They fill my soul with Beauty (which is Hope), And are far up in Heaven -- the stars I kneel to In the sad, silent watches of my night; While even in the meridian glare of day I see them still -- two sweetly scintillant Venuses, unextinguished by the sun!
Pray, sir,' said the old woman, 'didn't I see you come out of that gentleman's house?
When I got nigh the place as I had been told of, I began to think within my own self, "What shall I do when I see her?
When I come nigh and looked in through the glass, I see the faithful creetur Missis Gummidge sittin' by the fire, as we had fixed upon, alone.
I keep my diary, and try to `remember correctly and describe clearly all that I see and admire', as Father advised.