From Middle English beseen, from Old English besēon (“to see, look, look around, behold, observe, look after, go to see, visit, provide for”), from Proto-Germanic *bisehwaną (“to look, besee”), equivalent to be- + see. Cognate with Dutch bezien (“to look at, review”), German besehen (“to have a look at, inspect”), Danish bese (“to inspect”).
- Rhymes: -iː
- (transitive, obsolete or dialectal) To look at; see; mind; regard; favour.
- (transitive, dialectal) To look to; see to; attend to; care for; take care of; provide for; treat; arrange.
- (reflexive, dialectal) To look about oneself; look to oneself.