look kindly on/upon somebody/something

look kindly on (someone or something)

To be receptive to, approving of, pleased by, or show favor to someone or something. The community has so far looked kindly on the government's development plan for the area. Following the coup, the newly instated dictator did not look kindly on those who previously opposed him.
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look ˈkindly on/upon somebody/something

(formal) approve of somebody/something: He hoped they would look kindly on his request.