See also: INSEE
From in- + see, or taken as a back-formation of inseeing, itself a loan-translation / calque of German Einsehen (“recognition, observation”). Compare Old English onsēon (“to look on, observe, regard, take notice of”). More at insight.
- To see into; to observe acutely.
- 1992, Victoria Harris, The incorporative consciousness of Robert Bly:
- First, moving from his internal region outwards to other internal regions, the speaker insees the "tear inside the stone."
- To have or gain insight into; to empathise with or come to fully understand one's point of view.
- 1990, Sandra Gilbert, Acts of attention: the poems of D.H. Lawrence:
- This process of intuitional knowledge is strikingly analogous to the process of inseeing (Einsehen) Rilke described in his letters. I love inseeing. Can you imagine with me how glorious it is to insee...
- To inspect.