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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.

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.

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?

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.
(Definition of view from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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