look upon

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look upon (third-person singular simple present looks upon, present participle looking upon, simple past and past participle looked upon)

  1. To consider or regard something in a specific manner.
    • 1898, Winston Churchill, chapter 1, in The Celebrity:
      I liked the man for his own sake, and even had he promised to turn out a celebrity it would have had no weight with me. I look upon notoriety with the same indifference as on the buttons on a man's shirt-front, or the crest on his note-paper.
    Some people look upon lexicography as their life's work.
  2. To gaze at something; to look on.
    Look upon my works, ye Mighty, and despair!