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view

noun uk   /vjuː/ us  

view noun (OPINION)

B1 [C] an opinion, belief, or idea, or a way of thinking about something: Do you have any views about/on what we should do now? In my view, her criticisms were completely justified. [+ that] It's my view that the price is much too high. Many people have/hold/share/take the view that children should not be smacked. Everyone will have a chance to make their views known at the meeting. We had a friendly exchange of views (= discussion). I take a very dim/poor view of this kind of behaviour (= think that this type of behaviour is unacceptable).world view a way of thinking about the world: Our world view is quite different from that of writers in the fourth century BC.
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view noun (SIGHT)

A2 [C or U] what you can see from a particular place, or the ability to see from a particular place: The view from the top of the mountain is breathtaking/magnificent/spectacular. The rooftop restaurant affords a panoramic view (= allows you to see a wide area) across the bay. Don't stand in front of me - you're blocking/obstructing my view of the stage. The cloud lifted, and the tops of the mountains suddenly came into view (= could be seen). She turned a corner, and disappeared from view/out of view. [C] a picture of a particular place: He paints rural views (= pictures of the countryside).in view UK close enough to be seen: I always make sure I keep the children in view whenever we're in a public place.on view If something is on view, it is arranged so that it can be seen by the public: The plans for the new road will soon be on view to the public in the library.
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view

verb uk   /vjuː/ us  

view verb (HAVE OPINION)

C2 [T] to have a particular opinion or way of thinking about someone or something: The journalist asked the minister how he viewed recent events. She is viewed as a strong candidate for the job. We view these latest developments with concern/suspicion/satisfaction. If we view the problem from a different angle, a solution may become more obvious. How do you view your prospects/chances (= what do you consider your chances to be) in tomorrow's race?
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view verb (SEE)

C2 [I or T] to watch something: There's a special area at the airport where you can view aircraft taking off and landing. Viewing figures (= the number of people watching programmes) for the show were very low. [I or T] to look at something in a complete or careful way: I haven't had a chance to actually view the house yet. The extent of the flooding can only be fully appreciated when viewed from the air.
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