see as

see someone as someone or something

to visualize someone as some other person or type of person. I see you as a perfect candidate for the job. I don't see you as mayor.
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see someone as something

to consider someone or something; to deem someone or something as something. The manager saw the skilled employee as a godsend. John saw the new salesman as a threat to his territory.
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see something as (something else)

to visualize or fantasize something as something else. I see this as a wonderful way to interest some new people in our organization. We all see this as a golden opportunity to get to know one another better.
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Some corporate and government response teams see as many as 100,000 malicious software files in a single day," noted Christophe Birkeland, Norman AS's Chief Technology Officer.