Synonyms for look over

Grammar : Noun, verb
Spell : look-oh-ver
Phonetic Transcription : ˈlɒɒkˌoʊ vər

Top 10 synonyms for look over Other synonyms for the word look over

Définition of look over

Origin :
  • Old English locian "use the eyes for seeing, gaze, look, behold, spy," from West Germanic *lokjan (cf. Old Saxon lokon "see, look, spy," Middle Dutch loeken "to look," Old High German luogen, German dialectal lugen "to look out"), of unknown origin, perhaps cognate with Breton lagud "eye." In Old English, usually with on; the use of at began 14c. Meaning "seek, search out" is c.1300; meaning "to have a certain appearance" is from c.1400. Of objects, "to face in a certain direction," late 14c.
  • Look after "take care of" is from late 14c., earlier "to seek" (c.1300), "to look toward" (c.1200). Look into "investigate" is from 1580s; look up "research in books or papers" is from 1690s. To look down upon in the figurative sense is from 1711; to look down one's nose is from 1921. To look forward "anticipate" is c.1600; meaning "anticipate with pleasure" is mid-19c. To not look back "make no pauses" is colloquial, first attested 1893. In look sharp (1711) sharp originally was an adverb, "sharply."
  • As in inspection : noun examination, check
  • As in appraise : verb judge, estimate
  • As in inspect : verb examine, check
  • As in investigate : verb check into thoroughly
  • As in look into : verb check, research
  • As in measure : verb calculate, judge
  • As in overlook : verb have a view of something
  • As in pore : verb go over carefully
  • As in quantify : verb measure
  • As in revise : verb correct, edit
  • As in scrutinize : verb examine closely
  • As in search : verb seek to find something
  • As in survey : verb scrutinize, take stock of
  • As in tower : verb rise above
  • As in brush up : verb improve condition
  • As in check : verb inspect, examine
  • As in evaluate : verb judge
  • As in examine : verb analyze, test
  • As in front : verb look out on to
  • As in gauge : verb measure, judge
Example sentences :
  • If you climb one of them you will be able to look over the city.
  • Extract from : « Buried Cities: Pompeii, Olympia, Mycenae » by Jennie Hall
  • I'll stop at home to-morrow and take a look over the whole set.'
  • Extract from : « Wilfrid Cumbermede » by George MacDonald
  • We'll have a look over those papers in the evening, Charley.'
  • Extract from : « Wilfrid Cumbermede » by George MacDonald
  • Would he run straight across to get to the other side, or would he look over?
  • Extract from : « Jan and Her Job » by L. Allen Harker
  • Shall we look over into the Pool from the pavilion, or go down by the steps?
  • Extract from : « A Spirit in Prison » by Robert Hichens
  • You may look over the plumbing in the bathroom whenever you are ready.
  • Extract from : « The Film of Fear » by Arnold Fredericks
  • Evidently he was coming to the summit to look over the country for enemies.
  • Extract from : « When the West Was Young » by Frederick R. Bechdolt
  • He longed to, but he dared not, look over the side of the yawning chasm.
  • Extract from : « The Hound From The North » by Ridgwell Cullum
  • They try to peep in but are not tall enough to look over the edge.
  • Extract from : « Japanese Fairy World » by William Elliot Griffis
  • He may look over the wall and see our playground: who knows?
  • Extract from : « Boys and Girls Bookshelf (Vol 2 of 17) » by Various

Antonyms for look over

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