To direct the eyes toward so that one sees, or as if to see.
When you focus your eyes on people or things, you look at them.
When you examine something or a situation and decide what to do about it, you look at it.
When you think a certain way or have an opinion about something, that is the way you look at it.
(Irregular preterit, past participle: saw, seen).
1. To accompany or escort; SYN. escort.
2. To be careful or certain to do something; make certain of something; SYN. check, insure, see to it, ensure, control, ascertain, assure.
3. To check, try, or ascertain; SYN. watch.
4. To consider or deem to be; regard; SYN. consider, reckon, view, regard.
5. To deliberate or decide.
6. To go to see for a social visit.
7. To go to see for professional or business reasons.
8. To match the bet of another player; in poker.
9. To perceive by sight.
10. To receive as a specified guest.
11. To see and understand, have a good eye.
ETYM Cf. as. woeccan, wacian. Related to Watch, Wake.
1. To see or view; SYN. view, see, catch, take in.
2. To observe with attention; SYN. look on.
3. To look attentively.
4. To follow with the eyes or the mind; SYN. observe, follow, watch over, keep an eye on.
5. To be vigilant, be on the lookout, be on one's guard, be careful; SYN. look out, watch out.