See

In formal legal writing, a signal indicating that the cited source clearly supports the preceding statement, even though an inference is required to draw the connection.  If the statement repeats an idea directly from the source or quotes the source, no signal is used before giving the citation.

In general writing, see may be used not as a signal for supporting sources, but as a way to suggest other ideas that may be of interest to the reader because of their similarity to the discussion at hand.

 

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