see for (oneself)

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see for (oneself)

To see or experience something firsthand as a means of proving to oneself that it is true or accurate. A: "Restarting the computer didn't fix the issue?" B: "See for yourself! It just keeps getting stuck." I couldn't believe that his car could actually park automatically, so I had to go over and see for myself.
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ˌsee for yourˈself

see or experience something yourself so that you will believe it is true: Don’t you believe she’s here? Well, come in and see for yourself.
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References in classic literature ?
"And I saw for myself last night that he had left you helpless."
"Oh, SHE told me all about it long ago, and tonight I saw for myself. I saw you at the music, you know, and whom you were sitting with.
Mr Kerr said: "Last year I had the privilege to travel to Kenya with the charity Malaria no More and saw for myself what can be achieved by well targeted projects in some of the poorest locations.
"It's over thirty years since I saw for myself the horrors of Apartheid South Africa," says Sir Trevor McDonald, who was appalled by the oppression that he saw there.
I was fortunate to visit Canada last year and saw for myself how differential immigration regimes work there.
""I saw for myself how resilient small businesses can be when I visited Cumbria and Lancashire in the wake of the December storms, and I want them to know that this Government will continue to back them.
"Last month I visited Trellech and saw for myself how RHEs are playing their part in identifying and facilitating the delivery of affordable housing."
I saw for myself just how good Adnan is, in a cameo appearance in United's victory over my Crystal Palace team, recently.
"I saw for myself when I visited Uganda in 2010 the devastating impact of climate change and the great work of our partners who are planting one million trees with the support of Size of Wales.
The last sessions were in progress and I saw for myself the events we had read about in NCR.
"I saw for myself the incredible work that Grace does, providing these animals with a life-saving refuge, and offered the organisation the opportunity to have our students design them a new logo to raise awareness and help with their fundraising.
I saw for myself in Afghanistan last week the progress we're making on the ground, particularly in Helmand where British troops are so heavily employed."
One of them was a Carers' Centre, where I met carers and ex-carers of all ages and backgrounds, and saw for myself the ways in which The Princess Royal Trust for Carers touches the lives of so many.
Part of the successful bid back in 2005 was a promise to regenerate a neglected part of east London - work that is continuing apace, as I saw for myself yesterday.