see (to it) that (something happens)

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see (to it) that (something happens)

To make sure or certain that one does something, that some task is accomplished, or that some action is taken. Please see that the report is finished by Friday. The company has seen to it that all customers affected by the defect will receive a full refund. Please see that you're all here on time tomorrow.
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seeing that

Considering (whatever is stated after "that"). Seeing that it's pouring rain and all, how about we reschedule the picnic?
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Seeing that...

considering...; since... Seeing that she has no money, Sally won't be going shopping. Seeing that it's raining, we won't go to the beach.
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seeing that

Also, seeing as or seeing as how. In view of, inasmuch as. For example, Seeing that you're coming anyhow, I decided not to take notes for you, or Seeing as they liked her first book, they were sure to make a good offer for the second one . The first expression was used by Shakespeare in Julius Caesar (2:2): "Seeing that death, a necessary end, will come when it will come." The variants are colloquialisms and are recorded from the second half of the 1900s, although they probably have been in much longer use orally.
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References in classic literature ?
"It won't hurt you to stand," replied Tip; "and, as you can't sleep, you may as well watch out and see that no one comes near to disturb us."
I saw the snake-charmer, and no more of the circus did I see that night.
I could see that they were Galus, and I guessed that Du-seen led them.
It seemed incredible that two human beings should have come so close to them without having been detected by some of the marvellously keen and alert beasts; but Tarzan pointed out the spoor of the two he trailed, and at certain points the black could see that the man and the woman must have been in hiding as the pack passed them, watching every move of the ferocious creatures.
Then Oolanga disappeared amongst the trees; but Caswall could see that he was still watching.
And they do smaller pieces so I get to see more dancers--a lot of times they give younger dancers opportunities at City Center and I like to see that. It becomes a little more like our company--a little more democratic.
In five or seven years we will sit here again, hopefully, and say 'why didn't we see that.' And that will be the solution.
...Now I want them to see that just as nature has given to them, as well as to philosophers, eyes with which to see her works, so she has also given them brains capable of penetrating and understanding them.
In Galileo's "new astronomy," man can now see that which was previously invisible with what Milton identifies as the "ken" of angels -- and can do so either by looking through the telescope or by reading.
* See that the blade guard works easily and doesn't obstruct your view when you're cutting.
He just wanted me to have anything this world had to offer and would have endured both hell and high water to see that I got it.
Even if she didn't believe him, my Gramma still could not see that the only place the infinite possibilities of life could unfold for the old man, under the laws of the land, was in his imagination.
Needless to say, I was impressed by Archie's decisive statement, but I didn't see that a chainsaw would fit anywhere into my future.
By challenging these institutions, he made the lawyer or factory owner see that they shared responsibility.