look on

look on or look upon  {v.}
1. To regard; consider; think of.
The stuff had always been looked on as a worthless factory waste.
Until the day Bob made the touchdown, the other boys had looked upon him as rather a sissy.
2. To be an observer; watch without taking part.
Fred had never been able to do more than look on at athletic sports.
The children played in the park while their mother looked on.
Compare: SIT IN.
Categories: verb