look upon someone as (something)

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: often used in the form looked upon as:

He was looked upon as an upper-class snob.


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  • 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:… …   New idioms dictionary

  • 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:… …   New idioms dictionary

  • look on — I PHRASAL VERB If you look on while something happens, you watch it happening without taking part yourself. [V P] About 150 local people looked on in silence as the two coffins were taken into the church. Syn: watch II or look upon PHRASAL VERB …   English dictionary

  • 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… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • look on/upon — REGARD, consider, think of, deem, judge, see, view, count, reckon. → look * * * look on/upon [phrasal verb] 1 look on : to watch something as it happens without becoming involved A crowd of people looked on [=stood by] helplessly as the house… …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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… …   Universalium

  • 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 …   English World dictionary

  • look — look1 W1S1 [luk] v ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(see)¦ 2¦(search)¦ 3¦(seem)¦ 4¦(appearance)¦ 5 look daggers at somebody 6 look somebody up and down 7 look somebody in the eye 8 look down your nose at somebody/something 9 look the other way …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • look — 1 /lUk/ verb 1 SEE (I) to turn your eyes towards something, so that you can see it: Sorry, I didn t see I wasn t looking. | If you look carefully you can see that the painting represents a naked man. (+ at): It s time we left, Ian said, looking… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • look — I [[t]l ʊk[/t]] USING YOUR EYES OR YOUR MIND ♦ looks, looking, looked (Please look at category 19 to see if the expression you are looking for is shown under another headword.) 1) VERB If you look in a particular direction, you direct your eyes… …   English dictionary

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