Synonyms of look in English:

look


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verb

1‘Mrs Wright looked at him’

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glance, gaze, stare, gape, peer, fix one's gaze, focus
peep, peek, take a look
watch, examine, study, inspect, scan, scrutinize, survey, check, contemplate, consider
see, observe, view, regard, pay attention to, take note of, mark, check out
glimpse, spot, spy, lay one's eyes on, catch sight of, eye, take in, ogle
informal take a gander, give someone a once-over, give someone the once-over, give something a once-over, give something the once-over, have a squint, get a load of, rubberneck, recce
British informal take a dekko, take a butcher's, take a shufti, clock, gawp
North American informal eyeball
archaic behold, espy, descry
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ignore

2‘a pair of windows looked north over Madison Avenue’

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command a view, face, overlook, front

3‘both visitors looked shocked’

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seem, seem to be, appear, appear to be, have the air of being, have the appearance of being, give the impression of being, give every appearance of being, give every indication of being, look to be, present as being, strike someone as being

noun

1‘have a look at this report’

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glance, observation, view, examination, study, inspection, scan, survey, sight, peep, peek, glimpse, gaze, stare, gape, ogle
informal eyeful, gander, look-see, once-over, squint, recce
British informal shufti, dekko, butcher's
Australian, New Zealand informal geek, squiz
New Zealand informal Jack Nohi

2‘the puzzled look on her face turned to one of irritation’

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expression, mien

3‘he had a shifty look about him’

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appearance, air, aspect, bearing, cast, manner, mien, demeanour, features, semblance, guise, facade, impression, effect
atmosphere, mood, quality, ambience, feeling, flavour

4‘the latest look for this season is lean and elegant’

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fashion, style, vogue, mode, trend, fad, craze, rage, mania

Phrases

    look after

    ‘I had to look after my brother after his accident’


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    look back on

    ‘I look back on my early teenage years with some amazement’


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    look for

    1‘she looked for her comb, but couldn't find it’


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    2‘Jeremiah and Ezekiel looked for the day when God would forge a new covenant with men’


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    look into

    ‘the authorities promised to look into the complaints’


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    North American


    look down on

    ‘my mother had social pretensions and looked down on most of our neighbours’


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    informal


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    look up to

    look forward to

    ‘I was looking forward to seeing Ted’


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    informal


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    dread

    look on/upon

    ‘people he looked on as friends took advantage of him’


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    look something over

    ‘he looked over the reports from the engineer’


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    informal


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    North American informal


    look like

    ‘in his overcoat he looks like an undertaker’


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    informal


    look out

    ‘you'll be trampled on if you don't look out’


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    look right through someone

    ‘the woman, once so friendly, now looked right through her’


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    British


    informal


    British informal


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    acknowledge

    look through something

    ‘he began to look through the first few pages of the journal’


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    informal


    North American


    North American informal


    look to

    1‘we must look to the future’


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    2‘they got themselves into trouble and now look to the government for help’


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    look up

    ‘things are looking up for opera these days’


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    look up to

    ‘Jerry looked up to me’


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    look down on

    look someone up

    ‘Moira said you were going up to Leeds to look up some old friends’


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    informal


    North American


    informal