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See vs Taste - What's the difference?

see | taste |

As nouns the difference between see and taste

is that see is while taste is key, button.



Etymology 1

From (etyl) (m), from (etyl) .


  • To perceive or detect with the eyes, or as if by sight.
  • * , chapter=1
  • , title= Mr. Pratt's Patients, chapter=1 , passage=Pretty soon I struck into a sort of path.
  • *{{quote-book, year=1959, author=(Georgette Heyer), title=(The Unknown Ajax), chapter=1
  • , passage=But Richmond
  • # To witness or observe by personal experience.
  • #* (Bible), (w) viii. 51
  • Verily, verily, I say unto you, if a man keep my saying, he shall never see death.
  • To form a mental picture of.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-08-23, author=(Mark Cocker)
  • , volume=189, issue=11, page=28, magazine=(The Guardian Weekly) , title= Wings of Desire , passage=It is not just that we see birds as little versions of ourselves. It is also that, at the same time, they stand outside any moral process. They are utterly indifferent. This absolute oblivion on their part, this lack of sharing, is powerful.}}
  • # (label) To understand.
  • #* {{quote-magazine, date=2013-06-28, author=(Joris Luyendijk)
  • , volume=189, issue=3, page=21, magazine=(The Guardian Weekly) , title= Our banks are out of control , passage=Seeing the British establishment struggle with the financial sector is like watching an alcoholic
  • # To come to a realization of having been mistaken or misled.
  • (label) To meet, to visit.
  • # To have an interview with; especially, to make a call upon; to visit.
  • #* (Bible), 1 (w) xv. 35
  • And Samuel came no more to see Saul until the day of his death.
  • # To date frequently.
  • (label) To ensure that something happens, especially while witnessing it.
  • (label) To respond to another player's bet with a bet of equal value.
  • To foresee, predict, or prophesy.
  • To determine by trial or experiment; to find out (if'' or ''whether ).
  • (used in the imperative ) Used to emphasise a proposition.
  • Synonyms
    * (perceive with the eyes) behold, descry, espy, observe, view * (understand) follow, get, understand
    Derived terms
    * aftersee * besee * foresee * forsee * insee * missee * outsee * oversee * see a man about a dog * see for * see things * see someone right * see stars * see the light of day * see through * see-through * see with one's own eyes * undersee * unsee

    See also

    * look * sight * watch

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) .


    (en noun)
  • A diocese, archdiocese; a region of a church, generally headed by a bishop, especially an archbishop.
  • The office of a bishop or archbishop; bishopric or archbishopric
  • A seat; a site; a place where sovereign power is exercised.
  • * Spenser
  • Jove laughed on Venus from his sovereign see .
    Derived terms
    * Holy See

    See also

    * cathedra * cathedral * chair * throne





    Alternative forms

    * tast (obsolete)


  • One of the sensations produced by the tongue in response to certain chemicals ().
  • A person's implicit set of preferences, especially esthetic, though also culinary, sartorial, etc. ().
  • :
  • *
  • *:"My tastes ," he said, still smiling, "incline me to the garishly sunlit side of this planet." And, to tease her and arouse her to combat: "I prefer a farandole to a nocturne; I'd rather have a painting than an etching; Mr. Whistler bores me with his monochromatic mud; I don't like dull colours, dull sounds, dull intellects;."
  • *{{quote-book, year=1963, author=(Margery Allingham)
  • , title=(The China Governess) , chapter=1 citation , passage=The huge square box, parquet-floored and high-ceilinged, had been arranged to display a suite of bedroom furniture designed and made in the halcyon days of the last quarter of the nineteenth century, when modish taste was just due to go clean out of fashion for the best part of the next hundred years.}}
  • A small amount of experience with something that gives a sense of its quality as a whole.
  • A kind of narrow and thin silk ribbon.
  • Synonyms

    * smack, smatch


    * relish, savor

    Derived terms

    * champagne taste on a beer budget * acquired taste * tasteless * taste of one's own medicine * tasty * to taste


  • To sample the flavor of something orally.
  • * Bible, John ii. 9
  • when the ruler of the feast had tasted the water that was made wine
  • To have a taste; to excite a particular sensation by which flavour is distinguished.
  • The chicken tasted' great, but the milk ' tasted like garlic.
  • To experience.
  • I tasted in her arms the delights of paradise.
    They had not yet tasted the sweetness of freedom.
  • * Shakespeare
  • The valiant never taste of death but once.
  • * Bible, Heb. ii. 9
  • He should taste death for every man.
  • * Milton
  • Thou wilt taste / No pleasure, though in pleasure, solitary.
  • To take sparingly.
  • * Dryden
  • Age but tastes of pleasures, youth devours.
  • To try by eating a little; to eat a small quantity of.
  • * Bible, 1 Sam. xiv. 29
  • I tasted a little of this honey.
  • (obsolete) To try by the touch; to handle.
  • * Chapman
  • to taste a bow


    * smack, smake


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