Synonyms of look in English:

look


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See Spanish definition of mirada

verb

1‘Mrs Wright looked at him’

SYNONYMS
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
ANTONYMS

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’

SYNONYMS
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’

SYNONYMS
expression, mien

3‘he had a shifty look about him’

SYNONYMS
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 up

    ‘things are looking up for opera these days’


    SYNONYMS
    improve, show improvement, get better, pick up, advance, develop, come along, come on, progress, make progress, make headway, shape up, perk up, rally, take a turn for the better
    look like

    ‘in his overcoat he looks like an undertaker’


    SYNONYMS
    resemble, bear a resemblance to, look similar to, have a look of, have the appearance of, remind one of, put one in mind of, make one think of, be the image of, echo, have the hallmarks of, have all the hallmarks of, simulate
    take after
    informal be the spitting image of, be the spit of, be a dead ringer for, favour
    look back on

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


    SYNONYMS
    reflect on, think about, remember, recall, bring to mind, muse on, brood on, ponder on, reminisce about, be nostalgic about, hark back to
    look right through someone

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


    SYNONYMS
    snub, ignore, slight, spurn, shun, disdain, look past, turn one's back on, give someone the cold shoulder, cold-shoulder, freeze out, steer clear of
    British send to Coventry
    informal give someone the brush-off, cut, cut dead, knock back, give someone the go-by
    British informal blank
    ANTONYMS

    acknowledge

    look up to

    ‘Jerry looked up to me’


    SYNONYMS
    admire, have a high opinion of, think highly of, hold in high regard, regard highly, rate highly, respect, hold in esteem, esteem, value
    honour, revere, venerate, idolize, worship, hero-worship, adulate, put on a pedestal, lionize
    ANTONYMS

    look down on

    look forward to

    ‘I was looking forward to seeing Ted’


    SYNONYMS
    await with pleasure, anticipate, wait for, be unable to wait for, count the days until, long for, hope for
    informal lick one's lips over
    ANTONYMS

    dread

    look out

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


    SYNONYMS
    beware, watch out, be on guard, be on one's guard, be alert, be wary, be vigilant, be careful, be cautious, pay attention, take heed, heed, keep one's eyes open, keep one's eyes peeled, keep one's eyes skinned, keep an eye out, be on the qui vive
    look someone up

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


    SYNONYMS
    visit, pay a visit to, call on, go to see, look in on
    North American visit with, go see
    informal drop in on
    look to

    1‘we must look to the future’


    SYNONYMS
    consider, give thought to, think about, turn one's thoughts to, take heed of, pay attention to, attend to, mind, heed

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


    SYNONYMS
    turn to, resort to, have recourse to, fall back on, avail oneself of, make use of
    look down on

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


    SYNONYMS
    disdain, scorn, hold in disdain, regard with contempt, treat with contempt, sneer at, spurn, shun, disparage, pooh-pooh, despise
    informal look down one's nose at, turn up one's nose at
    ANTONYMS

    look up to

    look after

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


    SYNONYMS
    take care of, care for, attend to, tend, mind, minister to, take charge of, supervise, protect, guard
    keep an eye on, keep safe, be responsible for
    watch, sit with, nurse, babysit, childmind
    look for

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


    SYNONYMS
    search for, hunt for, seek, look about for, look round for, look around for, cast about for, cast round for, cast around for, try to find, try to track down, forage for, scout out, quest after, quest for

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


    SYNONYMS
    anticipate, expect, await, count on, reckon on, watch for, hope for, look forward to, contemplate, prepare for, envisage
    look on

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


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    regard, consider, think of, deem, judge, count, see, view, take, reckon, believe to be
    look into

    ‘the authorities promised to look into the complaints’


    SYNONYMS
    investigate, explore, research, inquire about, make inquiries about, find out about, ask questions about, ask about
    probe, search into, go into, delve into, dig into, examine, study, scrutinize, check, analyse, follow up, check up on, pore over, take stock of
    vet, audit
    North American check out
    look through something

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


    SYNONYMS
    inspect, examine, check, monitor, read through, look something over, scan, run through, cast an eye over, leaf through, flick through, flip through, browse, give someone a once-over, give someone the once-over, give something a once-over, give something the once-over, take stock of, view, peruse
    informal take a dekko at
    North American check out
    North American informal eyeball
    look something over

    ‘he looked over the reports from the engineer’


    SYNONYMS
    inspect, examine, check, monitor, read through, look through, scan, run through, cast an eye over, leaf through, flick through, flip through, browse, give someone a once-over, give someone the once-over, give something a once-over, give something the once-over, take stock of, view, peruse
    informal take a dekko at
    North American check out
    North American informal eyeball