look on or upon

  • 1 look kindly on/upon — to approve of (something or someone) Many people do not look kindly on the government s attempt to intervene in this matter. He says that he will look kindly on any request you make. • • • Main Entry: ↑kindly …

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  • 2 look with scorn upon — index condescend (patronize) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 3 look — /look/, v.i. 1. to turn one s eyes toward something or in some direction in order to see: He looked toward the western horizon and saw the returning planes. 2. to glance or gaze in a manner specified: to look questioningly at a person. 3. to use… …

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  • 4 look kindly upon something — look ˈkindly on/upon sth/sb idiom (formal) to approve of sth/sb • He hoped they would look kindly on his request. Main entry: ↑kindlyidiom …

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  • 5 look kindly upon somebody — look ˈkindly on/upon sth/sb idiom (formal) to approve of sth/sb • He hoped they would look kindly on his request. Main entry: ↑kindlyidiom …

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  • 6 look kindly on something — phrase to approve of something that someone has done Sue hoped that the authorities would look kindly on her application. Thesaurus: to express or give approvalsynonym Main entry: kindly * * * look ˈkindly on/upon sth/sb idiom …

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  • 7 look kindly on somebody — look ˈkindly on/upon sth/sb idiom (formal) to approve of sth/sb • He hoped they would look kindly on his request. Main entry: ↑kindlyidiom …

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  • 8 look — look1 [ luk ] verb *** ▸ 1 direct eyes at someone/something ▸ 2 search for someone/something ▸ 3 have an appearance ▸ 4 seem ▸ 5 for saying how likely ▸ 6 making someone pay attention ▸ 7 face a direction ▸ + PHRASES 1. ) intransitive to direct… …

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  • 9 look on — phrasal verb Word forms look on : present tense I/you/we/they look on he/she/it looks on present participle looking on past tense looked on past participle looked on 1) [intransitive] to watch an activity or event without taking part in it Phil… …

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  • 10 look — [look] vi. [ME loken < OE locian, akin to OS lōkōn, OHG luogēn (Ger dial. lugen), to spy after, look for] 1. to make use of the sense of sight; see 2. a) to direct one s eyes in order to see b) to direct one s attention mentally upon something …

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  • 11 look upon someone as (something) — look upon (someone/something) as (something) to consider someone or something in a particular way. Although she was actually not related to us, we all looked upon her as an aunt. I look upon education as an investment in the future. Usage notes:… …

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  • 12 look upon something as (something) — look upon (someone/something) as (something) to consider someone or something in a particular way. Although she was actually not related to us, we all looked upon her as an aunt. I look upon education as an investment in the future. Usage notes:… …

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  • 13 look upon as (something) — look upon (someone/something) as (something) to consider someone or something in a particular way. Although she was actually not related to us, we all looked upon her as an aunt. I look upon education as an investment in the future. Usage notes:… …

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  • 14 upon — tends to sound more formal and emphatic than on when the two are used interchangeably: to look upon someone as a friend is a somewhat more imposing proposition than to look on them as a friend. Upon is the only choice in certain fixed expressions …

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  • 15 Look — (l[oo^]k), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Looked}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Looking}.] [OE. loken, AS. l[=o]cian; akin to G. lugen, OHG. luog[=e]n.] 1. To direct the eyes for the purpose of seeing something; to direct the eyes toward an object; to observe with the …

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  • 16 look on — or[look upon] {v.} 1. To regard; consider; think of. * /The stuff had always been looked on as a worthless factory waste./ * /Until the day Bob made the touchdown, the other boys had looked upon him as rather a sissy./ 2. To be an observer; watch …

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  • 17 look on — or[look upon] {v.} 1. To regard; consider; think of. * /The stuff had always been looked on as a worthless factory waste./ * /Until the day Bob made the touchdown, the other boys had looked upon him as rather a sissy./ 2. To be an observer; watch …

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  • 18 look\ upon — • look (up)on v 1. To regard; consider; think of. The stuff had always been looked on as a worthless factory waste. Until the day Bob made the touchdown, the other boys had looked upon him as rather a sissy. 2. To be an observer; watch without… …

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  • 19 look back upon — index recall (remember), recollect Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 20 look down upon — index discriminate (treat differently), misprize, spurn Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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