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to see
/ˈsi/
verb
to notice a thing or person with our eyes
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to look
/ˈɫʊk/
verb
to turn our eyes toward a person or thing that we want to see
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to look up
/lˈʊk ˈʌp/
verb
to raise one's eyes from something one is looking at downwards
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to look around
/lˈʊk ɐɹˈaʊnd/
verb
to turn our head to see around us
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to watch
/ˈwɑtʃ/, /ˈwɔtʃ/
verb
to look at a thing or person and pay attention to it for some time
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to view
/ˈvju/
verb
to carefully look at something
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to observe
/əbˈzɝv/
verb
to carefully watch something in order to discover facts
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to behold
/bɪˈhoʊɫd/
verb
to see something, often with a feeling of amazement or admiration
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to glance
/ˈɡɫæns/
verb
to briefly look at someone or something
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to scan
/ˈskæn/
verb
to quickly read a document or other text without paying attention to details, only to find the information one needs
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to glimpse
/ˈɡɫɪmps/
verb
to see something or someone for a short moment of time, often without getting a full or detailed view of it
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to witness
/ˈwɪtnəs/
verb
to see an act of crime or an accident
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to descry
/dɛsˈkɹaɪ/
verb
to see or notice something, often from a distance or with some difficulty
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to espy
/ˈɛspi/
verb
to see something or someone unexpectedly, often from a distance or after careful observation
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to sight
/ˈsaɪt/
verb
to see or observe with the eyes
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to peek
/ˈpik/
verb
to take a quick and often secretive look at something or someone
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to peer
/ˈpɪɹ/
verb
to look closely or attentively at something, often in an effort to see or understand it better
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to peep
/ˈpip/
verb
to look quickly and secretly
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to stare
/ˈstɛɹ/
verb
to look at someone or something without moving the eyes or blinking, usually for a while, and often without showing any expression
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to focus
/ˈfoʊkəs/, /ˈfoʊkɪs/
verb
to adjust or bring an image or view into clear and sharp detail, typically by adjusting the eyes, lens, or camera settings
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to gape
/ˈɡeɪp/
verb
to stare with one's mouth open in amazement or wonder
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to glare
/ˈɡɫɛɹ/
verb
to look at someone or something with a strong and disapproving gaze, often showing anger or displeasure
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to ogle
/ˈoʊɡəɫ/
verb
to stare at someone or something with strong and often inappropriate interest or desire
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to gawk
/ˈɡɔk/
verb
to stare openly and foolishly
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to gaze
/ˈɡeɪz/
verb
to look at someone or something without blinking or moving the eyes
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to eye
/ˈaɪ/
verb
to look at or observe someone or something in a particular way, often with interest or suspicion
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to eyeball
/ˈaɪˌbɔɫ/
verb
to closely look at something
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to squint
/ˈskwɪnt/
verb
to look with eyes half-opened when hit by light, or as a sign of suspicion, etc.
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to zoom in
/zˈuːm ˈɪn/
verb
to take a closer look at something by paying attention to it, often by making it bigger or clearer
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