look kindly upon (someone or something)

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look kindly upon (someone or something)

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