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English noun: view

1. view (cognition) a way of regarding situations or topics etc.

SamplesConsider what follows from the positivist view.

Synonymsperspective, position

Broader (hypernym)orientation

Narrower (hyponym)bird's eye view, cutting edge, forefront, futurism, light, panoramic view, paradigm, sight, straddle, vanguard, Weltanschauung, world view

2. view (cognition) the visual percept of a region

SamplesThe most desirable feature of the park are the beautiful views.

Synonymsaspect, panorama, prospect, scene, vista

Broader (hypernym)visual image, visual percept

Narrower (hyponym)background, coast, exposure, foreground, glimpse, ground, middle distance, side view, tableau

3. view (act) the act of looking or seeing or observing

SamplesHe tried to get a better view of it.
His survey of the battlefield was limited.

Synonymssight, survey

Broader (hypernym)look, looking, looking at

Narrower (hyponym)eyeful

4. view (location) the range of the eye

SamplesThey were soon out of view.


Broader (hypernym)range, reach

5. view (cognition) a personal belief or judgment that is not founded on proof or certainty

SamplesMy opinion differs from yours.
I am not of your persuasion.
What are your thoughts on Haiti?.

Synonymsopinion, persuasion, sentiment, thought

Broader (hypernym)belief

Narrower (hyponym)eyes, idea, judgement, judgment, mind, parti pris, pole, political sympathies, politics, preconceived idea, preconceived notion, preconceived opinion, preconception, prepossession

6. view (communication) a message expressing a belief about something; the expression of a belief that is held with confidence but not substantiated by positive knowledge or proof

SamplesHis opinions appeared frequently on the editorial page.


Broader (hypernym)content, message, subject matter, substance

Narrower (hyponym)adverse opinion, conjecture, guess, hypothesis, position, side, speculation, supposition, surmisal, surmise

7. view (cognition) purpose; the phrase `with a view to' means `with the intention of' or `for the purpose of'

SamplesHe took the computer with a view to pawning it.

Broader (hypernym)aim, design, intent, intention, purpose

8. view (artifact) graphic art consisting of the graphic or photographic representation of a visual percept

SamplesHe painted scenes from everyday life.
Figure 2 shows photographic and schematic views of the equipment.


Broader (hypernym)graphic art

Part holonymcontent, depicted object, subject

9. view (attribute) the range of interest or activity that can be anticipated

SamplesIt is beyond the horizon of present knowledge.

Synonymshorizon, purview

Broader (hypernym)ambit, compass, orbit, range, reach, scope

10. view (attribute) outward appearance

SamplesThey look the same in outward view.

Broader (hypernym)appearance, visual aspect

English verb: view

1. view (cognition) deem to be

SamplesShe views this quite differently from me.
I consider her to be shallow.
I don't see the situation quite as negatively as you do.

Synonymsconsider, reckon, regard, see

Pattern of useSomething ----s something Adjective/Noun.
Somebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody PP.
Somebody ----s something PP

Broader (hypernym)believe, conceive, consider, think

Narrower (hyponym)abstract, appreciate, call, capitalise, capitalize, consider, deem, disesteem, disrespect, esteem, expect, favor, favour, hold, idealise, idealize, identify, include, like, make, prise, prize, prize, receive, reconsider, reconsider, reify, relativise, relativize, respect, take for, treasure, value, value, view as

Verb groupconstrue, interpret, see

2. view (perception) look at carefully; study mentally

SamplesView a problem.

Synonymsconsider, look at

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)analyse, analyze, canvas, canvass, examine, study

Narrower (hyponym)contemplate, groak

3. view (perception) see or watch

SamplesView a show on television.
This program will be seen all over the world.
View an exhibition.
Catch a show on Broadway.
See a movie.

ExamplesSam and Sue view the movie

Synonymscatch, see, take in, watch

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)watch

Narrower (hyponym)preview, spectate, visualise, visualize

Verb groupsee

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