Can you see the red flag over there?
I can't help thinking about how others think of me.
The sun was so bright, I could barely see how high the balloon had risen.
This word consists of kanji with hiragana attached. Because the hiragana ends with an う sound, you know this word is a verb. The kanji itself means see. 見る means "to see," and 見える is to be seen or to seem. The "to be seen" meaning makes sense. The "to seem" meaning is a little odd, but if you think about you can figure it out. You have to see something to know what it seems like, which is why this also means "to seem."
Note: 見える could also be the potential form of 見る. In that context, this word would also mean things like "can see" or "visible." You won't get this word wrong if you put those in, but since this is a vocabulary word we're not actually looking for conjugations here.
The reading for this word is the same as the one you learned with the kanji (the kun'yomi reading). So as long as you know that you should be able to read this word as well.