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look on

[ loo k ]SEE DEFINITION OF look on
  • as inattend
  • as inregard
  • as inview
  • as invisit
  • as inwitness
  • as incall
  • as indrop in

Synonyms for look on

  • follow
  • hear
  • note
  • observe
  • watch
  • catch
  • hearken
  • heed
  • listen
  • mark
  • mind
  • notice
  • regard
  • concentrate on
  • devote oneself
  • get a load of
  • keep one's eye on
  • lend an ear
  • listen up
  • look after
  • occupy oneself with
  • pay heed
  • pick up
  • see to
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Antonyms for look on

  • ignore
  • neglect
  • overlook
  • disregard
  • miss
  • be absent
  • be lazy
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WORD ORIGIN

Old English locian "use the eyes for seeing, gaze, look, behold, spy," from West Germanic *lokjan (cf. Old Saxon lokon "see, look, spy," Middle Dutch loeken "to look," Old High German luogen, German dialectal lugen "to look out"), of unknown origin, perhaps cognate with Breton lagud "eye." In Old English, usually with on; the use of at began 14c. Meaning "seek, search out" is c.1300; meaning "to have a certain appearance" is from c.1400. Of objects, "to face in a certain direction," late 14c.

Look after "take care of" is from late 14c., earlier "to seek" (c.1300), "to look toward" (c.1200). Look into "investigate" is from 1580s; look up "research in books or papers" is from 1690s. To look down upon in the figurative sense is from 1711; to look down one's nose is from 1921. To look forward "anticipate" is c.1600; meaning "anticipate with pleasure" is mid-19c. To not look back "make no pauses" is colloquial, first attested 1893. In look sharp (1711) sharp originally was an adverb, "sharply."

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR LOOK ON

attend

verbpay attention; apply oneself
  • catch
  • concentrate on
  • devote oneself
  • follow
  • get a load of
  • hear
  • hearken
  • heed
  • keep one's eye on
  • lend an ear
  • listen
  • listen up
  • look after
  • look on
  • mark
  • mind
  • note
  • notice
  • observe
  • occupy oneself with
  • pay heed
  • pick up
  • regard
  • see to
  • watch
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