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see (one) to (some place)
To escort or accompany one back to some location. My parents insisted on seeing me to the train station when I left for college. I really had a nice time with you this evening. Let me see you to your car.
see (one) to (something)
To escort or accompany one to a place or means of departure. I'm just going to see our guests to the door. I'll be back shortly. Jonathan, would you please see Mr. Thompson to the bus station?
see to (someone or something)
To care for, attend to, or deal with someone or something. I'll see to the guests, if you wouldn't mind getting the table ready. Would you see to changing the sheets on the beds upstairs? A: "We need someone to organize the store room before our next shipment arrives." B: "I'll see to it."
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see someone to something
to accompany or escort someone to something or some place. (See also see someone to the door.) Let me see you to the station. Would you please see your aunt to her car?
see to someone or something
to take care of someone or something. Tom will see to the horses. Come to the house and freshen up. I hear the doorbell. Will someone please see to answering the door?
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
Also, see to it. See under see about.
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To deal with some duty, assignment, or matter: See to washing the dishes, will you? You should see to that cut on your finger—it may need stitches. I'll see to it that you never work in this town again!
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