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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Not so simple-or easy-was seeing for oneself the actual number of votes 'on the ground.' I inputted votes from precincts in Bataan and Laguna and the results did confirm the early results.
One does not, from a critical perspective, want to accept such a blanket judgment without first seeing for oneself, so the desire to "see for oneself" is instigated by the newer prohibition as well.
The historians Herodotus and Thucydides, for example, regarded autopsie ("seeing for oneself") via travel as the most reliable source of information.
Seeing for Oneself, 1987-88, for example, a work of projected images with dissolves and audio narration, examines the model of seeing associated with traditional geometric perspective, which was originally regarded as expressing a divine symbolic order.
Also, the task of the central "character" in Seeing for Oneself is to free herself from the "legacy" of representations that have brought her close to death--to "see for herself." For Coleman, the formulaic structures of language constrain thought, limiting the self's potential to transform itself and the world.