look on as

look (up)on someone or something as something

to view someone or something as something; to consider someone or something to be something. I look upon Todd as a fine and helpful guy. I look on these requests as an annoyance.
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look on someone as something

to view or think of someone as something. I look on you as a very thoughtful person. Mary looked on Jane as a good friend.
See also: look, on