Synonyms of look in English:

look


See definition of look

verb

1‘Mrs. Wright looked at him’

SYNONYMS

glance, gaze, stare, gape, peer, fix one's gaze, focus

peep, peek, take a look

watch, examine, study, inspect, scan, scrutinize, survey, check, contemplate, consider

see, observe, view, regard, pay attention to, take note of, mark, check out

glimpse, spot, spy, lay one's eyes on, catch sight of, eye, take in, ogle

informal take a gander, give someone a once-over, give someone the once-over, give something a once-over, give something the once-over, have a squint, get a load of, rubberneck, recce

British informal take a dekko, take a butcher's, take a shufti, clock, gawp

North American informal eyeball

archaic behold, espy, descry

ANTONYMS

ignore

2‘a pair of windows looked north over Madison Avenue’

SYNONYMS

command a view, face, overlook, front

3‘both visitors looked shocked’

SYNONYMS

seem, seem to be, appear, appear to be, have the air of being, have the appearance of being, give the impression of being, give every appearance of being, give every indication of being, look to be, present as being, strike someone as being


noun

1‘have a look at this report’

SYNONYMS

glance, observation, view, examination, study, inspection, scan, survey, sight, peep, peek, glimpse, gaze, stare, gape, ogle

informal eyeful, gander, look-see, once-over, squint, recce

British informal shufti, dekko, butcher's

Australian NZ informal geek, squiz

NZ informal Jack Nohi

2‘the puzzled look on her face turned to one of irritation’

SYNONYMS

expression, mien

3‘he had a shifty look about him’

SYNONYMS

appearance, air, aspect, bearing, cast, manner, mien, demeanour, features, semblance, guise, facade, impression, effect

atmosphere, mood, quality, ambience, feeling, flavour

4‘the latest look for this season is lean and elegant’

SYNONYMS

fashion, style, vogue, mode, trend, fad, craze, rage, mania


Phrases

    look after

      ‘I had to look after my brother after his accident’

      SYNONYMS

      take care of, care for, attend to, tend, mind, minister to, take charge of, supervise, protect, guard

      keep an eye on, keep safe, be responsible for

      watch, sit with, nurse, babysit, childmind

    look back on

      ‘I look back on my early teenage years with some amazement’

      SYNONYMS

      reflect on, think about, remember, recall, bring to mind, muse on, brood on, ponder on, reminisce about, be nostalgic about, hark back to

    look down on

      ‘my mother had social pretensions and looked down on most of our neighbours’

      SYNONYMS

      disdain, scorn, hold in disdain, regard with contempt, treat with contempt, sneer at, spurn, shun, disparage, pooh-pooh, despise

      informal

      look down one's nose at, turn up one's nose at

      ANTONYMS

      look up to

    look for

      1‘she looked for her comb, but couldn't find it’

      SYNONYMS

      search for, hunt for, seek, look about for, look around for, look round for, cast about for, cast around for, cast round for, try to find, try to track down, forage for, scout out, quest after, quest for

      look

      2‘Jeremiah and Ezekiel looked for the day when God would forge a new covenant with men’

      SYNONYMS

      anticipate, expect, await, count on, reckon on, watch for, hope for, look forward to, contemplate, prepare for, envisage

    look forward to

      ‘I was looking forward to seeing Ted’

      SYNONYMS

      await with pleasure, anticipate, wait for, be unable to wait for, count the days until, long for, hope for

      informal

      lick one's lips over

      ANTONYMS

      dread

    look into

      ‘the authorities promised to look into the complaints’

      SYNONYMS

      investigate, explore, research, enquire about, make enquiries about, find out about, ask questions about, ask about

      probe, search into, go into, delve into, dig into, examine, study, scrutinize, check, analyse, follow up, check up on, pore over, take stock of

      vet, audit

      North American

      check out

      look
    look like

      ‘in his overcoat he looks like an undertaker’

      SYNONYMS

      resemble, bear a resemblance to, look similar to, have a look of, have the appearance of, remind one of, put one in mind of, make one think of, be the image of, echo, have the hallmarks of, have all the hallmarks of, simulate

      take after

      informal

      be the spitting image of, be the spit of, be a dead ringer for, favour

      look
    look on/upon

      ‘people he looked on as friends took advantage of him’

      SYNONYMS

      regard, consider, think of, deem, judge, count, see other, view, take, reckon, believe to be

      look
    look out

      ‘you'll be trampled on if you don't look out’

      SYNONYMS

      beware, watch out, be on guard, be on one's guard, be alert, be wary, be vigilant, be careful, be cautious, pay attention, take heed, heed, keep one's eyes open, keep one's eyes peeled, keep one's eyes skinned, keep an eye out, be on the qui vive

    look something over

      ‘he looked over the reports from the engineer’

      SYNONYMS

      inspect, examine, check, monitor, read through, look through, scan, run through, cast an eye over, leaf through, flick through, flip through, browse, give someone a once-over, give someone the once-over, give something a once-over, give something the once-over, take stock of, view, peruse

      informal

      take a dekko at

      North American

      check out

      North American informal

      eyeball

      look
    look right through someone

      ‘the woman, once so friendly, now looked right through her’

      SYNONYMS

      snub, ignore, slight, spurn, shun, disdain, look past, turn one's back on, give someone the cold shoulder, cold-shoulder, freeze out, steer clear of

      British

      send to Coventry

      informal

      give someone the brush-off, cut, cut dead, knock back, give someone the go-by

      British informal

      blank

      ANTONYMS

      acknowledge

      look
    look through something

      ‘he began to look through the first few pages of the journal’

      See look something over
    look to

      1‘we must look to the future’

      SYNONYMS

      consider, give thought to, think about, turn one's thoughts to, take heed of, pay attention to, attend to, mind, heed

      look

      2‘they got themselves into trouble and now look to the government for help’

      SYNONYMS

      turn to, resort to, have recourse to, fall back on, avail oneself of, make use of

      look
    look up

      ‘things are looking up for opera these days’

      SYNONYMS

      improve, show improvement, get better, pick up, advance, develop, come along, come on, progress, make progress, make headway, shape up, perk up, rally, take a turn for the better

    look someone up

      ‘Moira said you were going up to Leeds to look up some old friends’

      SYNONYMS

      visit, pay a visit to, call on, go to see, look in on

      North American informal

      visit with, go see

      informal

      drop in on

    look up to

      ‘Jerry looked up to me’

      SYNONYMS

      admire, have a high opinion of, think highly of, hold in high regard, regard highly, rate highly, respect, hold in esteem, esteem, value

      honour, revere, venerate, idolize, worship, hero-worship, adulate, put on a pedestal, lionize

      ANTONYMS

      look down on