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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After having visited the facility and seeing for ourselves the standard of healthcare it offers we are glad to tie up with Ninewells Hospital to offer health insurance solutions to eligible Maldivians in the near future." "The hospital offers state-of-the-art technology, highly specialized care and a comfortable and family-oriented ambience for patients, which has made it a popular choice among both the locals and the Maldivians," she added.
With all that in mind maybe we shouldn't be asking 'What's wrong with smart meters' but instead we should be giving them a chance - and really seeing for ourselves that there is nothing to fear.
Chapter 3, "Documentary Desire: Seeing for Ourselves and Identifying in Reality," addresses the intersections of desire, knowledge, and identification through Lacan, Freud, and Deleuze.
We will be seeing for ourselves what steps people on the Continent are taking to tackle climate change and bringing back ideas that we can adapt here.
Four days later, we were seeing for ourselves where it probably came from.