behold definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • To view by the aesthetic faculty; see: beheld a little figure in the length.
    • To view through use of the mental faculty; comprehend: "Observe the person of the future” ( Jerry Adler).
    • to appear upon; look at: We beheld a lovely vista before us. See Synonyms at see1.
    • To have in sight; to see plainly; to look at; to regard using eyes.
  • verb-intransitive:
    • Used in the important for the intended purpose of phoning attention.
    • To direct the eyes to, or fix them upon, an object; to look; to see.
  • verb:
    • To see, or to look at.
    • see with interest
  • others:
    • to carry by; keep; retain.
    • to carry; keep; observe (a command).
    • to carry in view; fix the eyes upon; view; see with attention; observe carefully.
    • Synonyms Observe, Witness, etc. (see see); look upon, give consideration to, eye, see, review, contemplate, regard.
    • To look; direct the eyes to an object; view; see: in a physical good sense.
    • to repair the interest upon an object; attend; direct or fix your brain: in this feeling used mainly in imperative, being regularly a bit more than an exclamation calling attention, or expressive of question, admiration, and so on.
    • To feel obliged or bound.
    • In astrology, to throw (an element).

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