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look upon (someone or something)
1. old-fashioned To gaze or peer at someone or something. We climbed to the top of the ridge and looked upon our plot of land down below. He looked upon his newborn son lying so peacefully in his cot.
2. old-fashioned To observe, regard, or consider someone or something. I want the whole world to look upon our army with fear and awe. She said looks upon the entire project as an utter failure.
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To regard someone or something in a certain way: The parents looked upon their children as their pride and joy.
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