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view

2 verb
     
view2 [transitive]
1 to think about something or someone in a particular way [= see]
view something as something
The law should be viewed as a way of meeting certain social goals.
view something from a ... perspective/standpoint
It's an issue that can be viewed from several perspectives.
view something with caution/suspicion/scepticism etc
The local people viewed newcomers with suspicion.
2 formal to look at something, especially because it is beautiful or you are interested in it
view something from something
The mountain is best viewed from the north side.
Thousands of tourists come to view the gardens every year.
view a house/an apartment/a property (=go to see a house etc that you are interested in buying)
3 formal to watch a television programme, film etc:
an opportunity to view the film before it goes on general release

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