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English definition of “view”

view

verb (SEE)    /vjuː/
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.Using the eyesEyesight, glasses and lensesThe eye and surrounding areaPerceptive [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.Analysing and evaluatingAssessing and estimating value Grammar:ViewSee moreGrammar:View as a nounView as a noun means a belief, opinion or idea about something:See moreGrammar:View as a verbWe also use view as a verb to mean ‘hold an opinion’:See more
(Definition of view verb (SEE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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