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see daylight

[ dey-lahyt ]SEE DEFINITION OF see daylight
  • as inappreciate
  • as inrealize

Synonyms for see daylight

  • acknowledge
  • comprehend
  • fathom
  • grasp
  • know
  • perceive
  • read
  • realize
  • recognize
  • sympathize with
  • understand
  • apprehend
  • dig
  • savvy
  • be aware of
  • be cognizant of
  • be conscious of
  • catch the drift
  • take account of
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Antonyms for see daylight

  • ignore
  • misinterpret
  • miss
  • mistake
  • misunderstand
  • neglect
  • not get
  • be critical
  • criticize
  • decrease
  • depreciate
  • disparage
  • disregard
  • lose value
  • overlook
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WORD ORIGIN

c.1300 (as two words from mid-12c., daies liht), from day + light (n.); its figurative sense of "clearly visible open space between two things" (1820) has been used in references to boats in a race, U.S. football running backs avoiding opposing tackles, a rider and a saddle, and the rim of a glass and the surface of the liquor. The (living) daylights that you beat out of someone were originally slang for "the eyes" (1752), extended figuratively to the vital senses.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR SEE DAYLIGHT

appreciate

verbrecognize worth

realize

verbappreciate, become aware of
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