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see

verb
(1) To visualise.
(2) To recognise or understand; as in, “I see your point.”

see 

1. To perceive by the eye.
2. To discern.
3. To note: to understand.
References in classic literature ?
The first thing required for the machine," said he, "is a body big enough to carry the entire party.
With respect to the requirements of art, a probable impossibility is to be preferred toga thing improbable and yet possible.
He repeated that the thing was so, and continued his account of his work.
The thing to expect of them was the unexpected, and for this he must be prepared.
For an hour the procession of grotesques passed before the eyes of the old man, and then, although it was a painful thing to do, he crept out of bed and began to write.
An attempt and a risk seemed all commanding unto me; and whenever it commandeth, the living thing risketh itself thereby.
The definition of a "momentary thing" involves problems concerning time, since the particulars constituting a momentary thing will not be all simultaneous, but will travel outward from the thing with the velocity of light (in case the thing is in vacuo).
One thing cannot be two cubits long in a greater degree than another.
I meet a great many Americans, who, as a general thing, I must say, are not as polite to me as the people over here.
And still he will go on imitating without knowing what makes a thing good or bad, and may be expected therefore to imitate only that which appears to be good to the ignorant multitude?
This being within about a mile from the shore where I was, and the ship seeming to stand upright still, I wished myself on board, that at least I might save some necessary things for my use.
Well, when you are hot, that way, every little thing irritates you.