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see

verb
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1 verb perceive sb/sth with your eyes TRANSITIVEfeic verb  c m uI couldn't see anything ní raibh mé in ann rud ar bith a fheiceáilthere's nothing to see here níl dada le feiceáil anseothere was no-one to be seen ní raibh duine ná deoraí le feiceáilI saw it with my own eyes chonaic mé le mo dhá shúil féin éhe saw the man sitting in the chair chonaic sé an fear ina shuí sa chathaoirthey saw the sun set last night chonaic siad an ghrian ag dul faoi aréirshe went home to see what happened chuaigh sí abhaile go bhfeicfeadh sí cad a tharla, chuaigh sí abhaile chun féachaint céard a tharlahe didn't like to see her in pain níor thaitin sé leis í a fheiceáil i bpian 2 verb perceive sth imaginary TRANSITIVEfeic verb  c m ushe looked like she'd seen a ghost shílfeá go raibh sí tar éis taibhse a fheiceáilshe can see into the future tá sí in ann an rud atá le teacht a léamh, tá fios aici
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3 verb notice things
INTRANSITIVEfeic verb  c m ucats are good at seeing in the dark tá cait ábalta rudaí a fheiceáil sa dorchadas, tá radharc maith ag cait sa dorchadasyou can hardly see is ar éigean is féidir leat aon rud a fheiceáil, is ar éigean a thig leat feiceáil
TRANSITIVEfeic verb  c m uhe wasn't able see a thing in the fog ní raibh sé in ann rud ar bith a fheiceáil sa cheohe could only see flat land before him ní raibh le feiceáil aige ach talamh cothrom
4 verb watch a film, play, etc TRANSITIVEfeic verb  c m uI saw that documentary chonaic mé an clár faisnéise sin 5 verb referring sb elsewhere for more information
TRANSITIVEféach verb  c m usee page 25 féach leathanach 25for further information see the website le haghaidh breis eolais féach an suíomh gréasáin
INTRANSITIVEféach verb  c m u see below féach thíos see above féach thuas see over féach thall
6 verb look at sth so as to check it TRANSITIVEfeic verb  c m uféach ar PhrV  c m ubreathnaigh ar PhrV  c m uamharc ar PhrV  c m ushe wants to see the accounts tá sí ag iarraidh na cuntais a fheiceáil, tá sí ag iarraidh féachaint ar na cuntais 7 verb notice change, development, etc TRANSITIVEfeic verb  c m uI don't see much difference ní fheicimse mórán difríochta, ní léir domsa aon difríocht mhórno improvement was seen after she took the tablets níor léir go raibh aon fheabhas uirthi tar éis di na táibléid a thógáil, ní raibh aon fheabhas le sonrú uirthi i ndiaidh di na táibléid a thógáil 8 verb ensure that sb does sth or that sth happens TRANSITIVEféach chuige  c m udéan cinnte dethey saw that she returned home safely d'fhéach siad chuige gur fhill sí abhaile slán sábháilte, rinne siad cinnte de gur fhill sí abhaile slánthe police saw to it that there was no trouble d'fhéach na póilíní chuige nach raibh aon trioblóid ann'I'll make it up to you.' 'See that you do.' 'Cúiteoidh mé leat é.' 'Féach chuige go gcúiteoidh.'; 'Cúiteoidh mé leat é.' 'Déan cinnte de go gcúiteoidh.' 9 verb visit sb or some place TRANSITIVEfeic verb  c m uI'll see you this afternoon feicfidh mé tráthnóna thúwe saw all the sights when we were in London thugamar cuairt ar na hiontais ar fad nuair a bhíomar i Londain 10 verb meet sb by chance TRANSITIVEcas ar PhrV  c m ucas le PhrV  c m ubuail le PhrV  c m uif you saw him in the street dá gcasfá air sa tsráid, dá mbuailfeá leis sa tsráid 11 verb consult a professional TRANSITIVEtéigh chuig PhrV  c m uI advised her to see a specialist about her back mhol mé di dul chuig speisialtóir faoina droim, mhol mé di coinne a dhéanamh le speisialtóir maidir lena droimthe dog has to see a vet for a vaccine caithfidh an madra dul chuig tréidlia le vacsaín a fháil 12 verb give an interview or consultation to sb TRANSITIVEfeic verb  c m uthe doctor will see you now feicfidh an dochtúir thú anois, tá an dochtúir faoi réir duit anois 13 verb spend time with sb you know TRANSITIVEthey've been seeing a lot of each other lately tá go leor ama caite acu le chéile ar na mallaibh, tá go leor ama caite acu i gcomhluadar a chéile le deireanas, bíonn siad le chéile go minic le tamallI don't see much of him these days is annamh a fheicim é na laethanta seo, is annamh a bhím ina chuideachta na laethanta seo 14 verb have a romantic relationship TRANSITIVEshe's seeing someone tá sí ag dul amach le duine, tá sí ag siúl amach le duine, tá sí ag dul in éindí le duine 15 verb understand
TRANSITIVEtuig verb  c m uI fail to see your problem ní thuigim cén fhadhb atá agat to see both sides dhá thaobh an scéil a thuiscintI can see why the internet is popular tuigim cén fáth a bhfuil tóir ar an idirlíonI don't see why she's always complaining ní thuigim cén fáth a mbíonn sí ag clamhsán i gcónaí'Can people learn more than two languages?' 'I can't see why not.' 'An féidir le daoine níos mó ná dhá theanga a fhoghlaim?' 'Cad chuige nach bhféadfadh.'I see what you mean tuigim an rud atá tú a rá, tuigim céard atá á rá agat, feicim cad é atá tú a mhaíomhshe made him see that he was wrong chuir sí ar a shúile dó go raibh sé mícheart, chuir sí ina luí air go raibh sé mícheart
INTRANSITIVEtuig verb  c m u do you see? an dtuigeann tú?, an bhfeiceann tú? as far as I can see, he's innocent chomh fada agus a dhéanaimse amach, tá sé neamhchiontach
16 verb consider sb/sth in a particular way TRANSITIVEit's seen as a good thing breathnaítear air mar rud maith, féachtar air mar rud maith, amharctar air mar rud maithyou've made me see corruption in a new way tá tú tar éis léargas nua a thabhairt dom ar an gcaimiléireachtI see things differently from you on that one ní thiocfainn leat faoi sin, ní aontóinn leat faoi sinthe way I see it you've got two choices de réir mar a fheictear domsa é, tá dhá rogha agat; de réir mar a thuigimse é, tá dhá rogha agatscientists don't see it that way ní mar sin a fhéachann sé d'eolaithe, ní hé sin an tuiscint atá ag eolaithe airshe didn't see it my way ní raibh an dearcadh céanna aici faoi agus a bhí agamsa, ní raibh sí ar aon intinn liomsa faoiit must be seen against the background of the war ní mór é a mheas i gcomhthéacs an chogaidhshe tried to see it from his point of view thriail sí féachaint air óna thaobh siúd de, thriail sí í féin a chur ina bhróga siúd 17 verb imagine sth TRANSITIVEhe saw himself as a winner shamhlaigh sé é féin mar bhuaiteoir, smaoinigh sé air féin mar bhuaiteoirshe saw him as a teacher mar mhúinteoir a shamhlaigh sí é, mar mhúinteoir a samhlaíodh di é, múinteoir a bhí ann ina súilesecould you see me playing golf? an bhféadfá mise a shamhlú ag imirt gailf? 18 verb realise sth by thinking, reading about it, etc TRANSITIVEfeic verb  c m uI don't see any other way of doing it ní fheicim aon bhealach eile lena dhéanamh, ní léir dom aon slí eile chun é a dhéanamhI could see from his expression that he wasn't happy ba léir dom óna dhreach nach raibh sé sástait's good to see that their morale is still high is deas a fheiceáil go bhfuil ardú meanman orthu fósit'd be interesting to see what it's about bheadh sé spéisiúil a fháil amach céard faoi é 19 verb discover real nature of sb/sth TRANSITIVEhe finally saw her for what she was, a lonely old woman tuigeadh dó ar deireadh nach raibh inti ach seanbhean uaigneach 20 verb experience sth TRANSITIVEfeic verb  c m uI've seen it all before tá sé ar fad feicthe cheana agam, ní haon nuacht agam é, chonaic mé roimhe éthey've seen a lot of hardship d'fhulaing siad go leor cruatainhe saw action in Iraq bhí sé ag troid san Iaráiche didn't live to see the end of the war níor mhair sé go bhfeicfeadh sé deireadh an chogaidh, bhásaigh sé roimh dheireadh an chogaidh 21 verb witness sth in place or time TRANSITIVErecent years have seen an increase in the number of students tá méadú tagtha ar líon na mac léinn le blianta beaga anuas 22 verb accompany sb TRANSITIVEtéigh le PhrV  c m utionlaic verb  c m uhe saw me home chuaigh sé abhaile liom, thionlaic sé abhaile mé, d'fhág sé sa bhaile méshe saw him to the taxi chuaigh sí in éineacht leis chomh fada leis an tacsaí, rinne sí é a thionlacan chomh fada leis an tacsaí 23 verb GAMES cards, bet the same amount as another player TRANSITIVEmeaitseáil verb  c m uI'll see your 50 euro meaitseálfaidh mé do 50 euro, rachaidh mise 50 euro leatI'll see you for €10 meaitseálfaidh mé le haghaidh €10 thú
noun
24 noun REL area under a bishop or archbishopeaspagóideacht fem3  c m u
phrases

I'll be seeing you

(also

be seeing you

) slán go fóillfeicfidh mé arís thú

I'll see

(also

we'll see

, I'll have to see

, we'll have to see

) we'll have to see feicfimid, fan go bhfeicfimid, feicfimid linn

let me see

fan go bhfeicfidh mé

now I've seen everything

(also

now I've seen it all

) now I've seen everything! cé a chreidfeadh é!, is deacair é seo a chreidiúint!, tá gach uile shórt feicthe anois agam!

see?

See? It's not that complicated. An bhfeiceann tú? Níl sé chomh casta sin.; Féach anois. Níl sé chomh casta sin.

see you

slánslán leatslán agatádh mór

see what you can do

déan do dhíchealltell me what's wrong, and I'll see what I can do abair liom céard atá mícheart, agus déanfaidh mé mo dhícheall cabhrú leat

see you later

(also

I'll see you later

) feicfidh mé ar ball thúslán go fóill

to be seeing things

speabhraídí a bheith ortscal a bheith ortI thought I was seeing things shíl mé go raibh speabhraídí orm

to be seen to be doing sth

she's seen to be working all the time bíonn an chuma uirthi go mbíonn sí ag obair an t-am ar fad, bíonn cuma na hoibre i gcónaí uirthi

to have seen better days

the bus had seen better days bhí drochbhail ar an mbus, bhí cuma na scríbe ar an mbus

to not see beyond the end of your nose

(also

to not see beyond your nose

) bheith dall ar a bhfuil ag tarlú thart ort

to see a man about a dog

humorous 1 go to the toiletdul chuig teach an asailcnaipe a scaoileadh 2 leaving and not wanting to tell anyone where you're goingI'm going to see a man about a dog tá rud le déanamh agam, tá cúram beag orm, caithfidh mé dul i mbun mo chúraim

to see eye to eye

1 to have the same opinionbheith ar aon fhocalbheith ar aon intinnbheith ar aon aignewe don't always see eye to eye on everything ní bhímid ar aon fhocal lena chéile i gcónaí faoi gach rud 2 to get onréiteach le chéilethe two of them don't see eye to eye ní réitíonn an bheirt acu le chéile

to see for yourself

he saw it for himself chonaic sé lena dhá shúil féin ésee for yourself by taking a quick glance at the brochure faigh amach duit féin trí spléachadh a thabhairt ar an mbróisiúr

to see how it goes

(also

to see how things go

) we'll see how it goes feicfimid, fan go bhfeicfimid, feicfimid linn

to see sb coming

(also

to see sb coming a mile off

) he saw me coming chonaic sé ag teacht mé

to see sb right

he hoped they'd see him right bhí súil aige nach bhfágfaidís ar an mblár folamh é, bhí súil aige nach bhfágfaidís i bponc é

to see sth coming

(also

to see sth coming a mile off

) you could see it coming b'fhurasta a aithint go dtarlódh sé, bheadh a fhios agat go maith go dtarlódh sé, bhí na comharthaí ann

to see the back of sb

informal they were pleased to see the back of him bhí siad sásta é a fheiceáil ag imeacht, bhí siad sásta nach bhfeicfidís é ní ba mhó, bhí siad sásta bheith réitithe leis

to see the back of sth

informal rud a chur díotbheith réidh le rudI'll be delighted to see the back of this cold beidh an-áthas orm nuair a bheidh an slaghdán seo curtha díom agam

to see the last of sb/sth

I don't think I've seen the last of him yet ní shílim go bhfuil a dheireadh feicthe agam go fóill, ní shílim go bhfuil mé réidh leis go fóill

to see the light

he's finally seen the light thit an phingin dó sa deireadh, d'oscail na súile aige sa deireadh

to see reason

(also

to see sense

) she tried to make him see sense thriail sí ciall a chur ann, d'fhéach sí le stuaim a chur ann

to see what sb is made of

(also

to see what sb is really made of

) we'll see now what she's made of feicfimid anois an mianach atá inti

we'll have to see about that

feicfimid faoi sinwe'll have to see about that when I get back feicfimid faoi sin nuair a thiocfaidh mé ar ais, fágfaimid sin go dtí go dtiocfaidh mé ar ais

to see your way clear to do sth

(also

to see your way to do sth

) perhaps you could see your way clear to tell me what happened? b'fhéidir go bhféadfá a mhíniú dom céard a tharla?, b'fhéidir nár mhiste leat a mhíniú dom cad a tharla?

we'll see about that

(also

we'll soon see about that

) You're going out? We'll see about that. Tá tú ag dul amach? Meas tú an bhfuil?, Tá tú ag dul amach? An bhfuil anois?

you see

an bhfuil a fhios agatan dtuigeann túyou see I've made a big effort this year an bhfuil a fhios agat, tá an-iarracht déanta agam i mbliana; an dtuigeann tú, tá an-iarracht déanta agam i mbliana

you'll see

fan go bhfeicfidh túmise á rá leattá mise ag insint duiteverything will be fine - you'll see beidh gach rud go breá - fan go bhfeicfidh tú, beidh gach rud go breá - mise á rá leat, beidh gach rud go breá - tá mise ag insint duit

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