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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I think that all these people who were wanting to put up for the council for one reason or another, prior to being elected should be made to live in a high-rise flat, preferably high up, so that they can get hands-on experience of what goes on in flats and see for themselves.