Definition of “look on/upon sb/sth as sth” - English Dictionary

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“look on/upon sb/sth as sth” in British English

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look on/upon sb/sth as sth

phrasal verb with look uk /lʊk/ us /lʊk/ verb

C1 to consider or think of someone or something as something:

We looked on her as a daughter.
I've lived there so long I look on the town as my home.

More examples

  • I had begun to look on the house as my own.
  • I look on them as my own children.
  • I look on it simply as a job that has to be done.
  • I look on tax as a necessary evil.
  • They look on single mothers as the curse of society.

(Definition of “look on/upon sb/sth as sth” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)