2012년 7월 4일 수요일

Dic: see (as meaning realize by observing, have opinion)

  • The army must be seen to be taking firm action. 
  • Women are sometimes seen to be less effective as managers.
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4. [VERB] no cont, V that, V wh, V n -ing, V, be V-ed to-inf
If you see that something is true or exists, you realize by observing it that it is true or exists.
  • I could see she was lonely.
  • ...a lot of people saw what was happening but did nothing about it...
  • You see young people going to school inadequately dressed for the weather...
  • My taste has changed a bit over the years as you can see...
  • The army must be seen to be taking firm action.

6. [VERB] V n as n/-ing, V it as n, V it as n to-inf, V it, be V-ed to-inf
If you see someone or something as a certain thing, you have the opinion that they are that thing.
  • She saw him as a visionary, but her father saw him as a man who couldn't make a living...
  • Others saw it as a betrayal...
  • I don't see it as my duty to take sides...
  • As I see it, Llewelyn has three choices open to him...
  • Women are sometimes seen to be less effective as managers.
  • Sexual discrimination is seen to be an important factor in discouraging women from careers in engineering.
  • Teachers need to be seen to be in control.
...
cf.

8. [VERB] no cont, V n -ing, V n
If you see something happening in the future, you imagine it, or predict that it will happen. (= imagine)
  • A good idea, but can you see Taylor trying it?...
  • We can see a day where all people live side by side.

cf.
  • The accommodation was so awful, it had to be seen to be believed. (=you would not believe it if you did not see it yourself)
.... Cobuild, LDOCE (for some examples)

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