There are many words that have similar meaning in the English language. Listen here to learn the differences between “see,” “look,” and ,“watch.” Seeing is automatic. Open your eyes and you can see. Close your eyes and you cannot see. Sometimes, to see means to understand. To look or looking is focusing your eyes on one thing. Watching usually focusing your eyes on an action or activity, such as a sporting event, a game, a movie, or a TV show.