look on

look on
verb
1. observe with attention (Freq. 3)
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They watched as the murderer was executed

Syn: ↑watch
Derivationally related forms: ↑watcher (for: ↑watch), ↑watch (for: ↑watch), ↑watching (for: ↑watch)
Hyponyms: ↑sit by, ↑sit back
Entailment: ↑see
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s

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Somebody ——s something

(for: ↑watch)
2. look on as or consider (Freq. 1)
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she looked on this affair as a joke

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He thinks of himself as a brilliant musician

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He is reputed to be intelligent

Syn: ↑think of, ↑repute, ↑regard as, ↑look upon, ↑esteem, ↑take to be
Derivationally related forms: ↑reputation (for: ↑repute), ↑repute (for: ↑repute)
Hypernyms: ↑think, ↑believe, ↑consider, ↑conceive
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s something

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Somebody ——s somebody

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watch without getting involved

Cameron was looking on and making no move to help

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ˌlook ˈon derived
to watch sth without becoming involved in it yourself

Passers-by simply looked on as he was attacked.

related noun onlooker
Main entry:lookderived

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