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These nouns signify something a person believes or accepts as being sound or true. View stresses individuality of outlook: "My view is ... that freedom of speech means that you shall not do something to people either for the views they have or the views they express" (Hugo L. Black).
Opinion is applicable to a judgment based on grounds insufficient to rule out the possibility of dispute: "A little group of willful men, representing no opinion but their own, have rendered the great Government of the United States helpless and contemptible" (Woodrow Wilson).
Sentiment and especially feeling stress the role of emotion as a determinant: "If men are to be precluded from offering their sentiments on a matter which may involve the most serious and alarming consequences ... reason is of no use to us" (George Washington). "There needs protection ... against the tyranny of the prevailing opinion and feeling" (John Stuart Mill).
A belief is something to which one subscribes strongly: "The belief that species were immutable productions was almost unavoidable as long as the history of the world was thought to be of short duration" (Charles Darwin).
Conviction is a belief that excludes doubt: "the editor's own conviction of what, whether interesting or only important, is in the public interest" (Walter Lippmann).
point of view view opinion
When you are considering one aspect of a situation, you can say that you are considering it from a particular point of view.
A person's point of view is their general attitude to something, or the way they feel about something.
Don't refer to what someone thinks or believes about a particular subject as their 'point of view'. Refer to it as their view or opinion.
View is most commonly used in the plural.
You talk about someone's opinions or views on or about a subject.
You can use expressions such as in my opinion or in his view to show that something is an opinion, and may not be a fact.
scene sight view landscape scenery
The noun scene has several meanings.
It can refer to a part of a play, film, or novel.
The scene of an accident or crime is the place where it happened.
You can describe something as a scene of a particular kind when you are giving your impression of the things that are happening there at a particular time.
You use sight to give your impression of the appearance of a particular thing or person.
You can use the plural form sights to refer to the interesting things that there are to see in a particular place.
There are some other nouns that are commonly used to refer to things that people see:
View is used to refer to what you can see from a window or high place.
The landscape is what you can see around you when you are travelling through an area of land. You can use this word whether the area is attractive or not.
Scenery refers to what you see around you in an attractive part of the countryside.
Scenery is an uncountable noun. Don't talk about 'sceneries' or 'a scenery'.
A view is a belief or opinion that you have on a particular subject.
You also use view to refer to what you can see from a window or high place.
You use in view of when you are mentioning a reason why something has been done or should be done.
If you do something with a view to doing something else, you do it with the aim of eventually doing the second thing.
Past participle: viewed
|Noun||1.||view - a way of regarding situations or topics etc.; "consider what follows from the positivist view"|
orientation - an integrated set of attitudes and beliefs
futurism - the position that the meaning of life should be sought in the future
cutting edge, forefront, vanguard - the position of greatest importance or advancement; the leading position in any movement or field; "the Cotswolds were once at the forefront of woollen manufacturing in England"; "the idea of motion was always to the forefront of his mind and central to his philosophy"
paradigm - the generally accepted perspective of a particular discipline at a given time; "he framed the problem within the psychoanalytic paradigm"
light - a particular perspective or aspect of a situation; "although he saw it in a different light, he still did not understand"
sight - a range of mental vision; "in his sight she could do no wrong"
straddle - a noncommittal or equivocal position
|2.||view - the visual percept of a region; "the most desirable feature of the park are the beautiful views"|
background, ground - the part of a scene (or picture) that lies behind objects in the foreground; "he posed her against a background of rolling hills"
coast - the area within view; "the coast is clear"
exposure - aspect resulting from the direction a building or window faces; "the studio had a northern exposure"
foreground - the part of a scene that is near the viewer
glimpse - a brief or incomplete view; "from the window he could catch a glimpse of the lake"
middle distance - the part of a scene between the foreground and the background
side view - a view from the side of something
tableau - any dramatic scene
|3.||view - the act of looking or seeing or observing; "he tried to get a better view of it"; "his survey of the battlefield was limited"|
looking, looking at, look - the act of directing the eyes toward something and perceiving it visually; "he went out to have a look"; "his look was fixed on her eyes"; "he gave it a good looking at"; "his camera does his looking for him"
eyeful - a full view; a good look; "they wanted to see violence and they got an eyeful"
|4.||view - the range of the eye; "they were soon out of view"|
|5.||view - a personal belief or judgment that is not founded on proof or certainty; "my opinion differs from yours"; "I am not of your persuasion"; "what are your thoughts on Haiti?"|
idea - a personal view; "he has an idea that we don't like him"
judgment, judgement, mind - an opinion formed by judging something; "he was reluctant to make his judgment known"; "she changed her mind"
belief - any cognitive content held as true
eyes - opinion or judgment; "in the eyes of the law"; "I was wrong in her eyes"
parti pris, preconceived idea, preconceived notion, preconceived opinion, preconception, prepossession - an opinion formed beforehand without adequate evidence; "he did not even try to confirm his preconceptions"
pole - one of two divergent or mutually exclusive opinions; "they are at opposite poles"; "they are poles apart"
|6.||view - 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; "his opinions appeared frequently on the editorial page"|
adverse opinion - an opinion concerning financial statements (usually based on an audit by a CPA) that the statements as a whole do not present results fairly or are not in conformity with the generally accepted accounting practices of the United States
speculation, supposition, surmisal, surmise, guess, conjecture, hypothesis - a message expressing an opinion based on incomplete evidence
|7.||view - purpose; the phrase `with a view to' means `with the intention of' or `for the purpose of'; "he took the computer with a view to pawning it"|
aim, intent, intention, purpose, design - an anticipated outcome that is intended or that guides your planned actions; "his intent was to provide a new translation"; "good intentions are not enough"; "it was created with the conscious aim of answering immediate needs"; "he made no secret of his designs"
|8.||view - graphic art consisting of the graphic or photographic representation of a visual percept; "he painted scenes from everyday life"; "figure 2 shows photographic and schematic views of the equipment"|
graphic art - the arts of drawing or painting or printmaking
|9.||view - the range of interest or activity that can be anticipated; "It is beyond the horizon of present knowledge"|
ambit, range, scope, reach, compass, orbit - an area in which something acts or operates or has power or control: "the range of a supersonic jet"; "a piano has a greater range than the human voice"; "the ambit of municipal legislation"; "within the compass of this article"; "within the scope of an investigation"; "outside the reach of the law"; "in the political orbit of a world power"
|10.||view - outward appearance; "they look the same in outward view"|
|Verb||1.||view - deem to be; "She views this quite differently from me"; "I consider her to be shallow"; "I don't see the situation quite as negatively as you do"|
expect - consider reasonable or due; "I'm expecting a full explanation as to why these files were destroyed"
receive - regard favorably or with disapproval; "Her new collection of poems was not well received"
construe, interpret, see - make sense of; assign a meaning to; "What message do you see in this letter?"; "How do you interpret his behavior?"
reconsider - consider again; give new consideration to; usually with a view to changing; "Won't you reconsider your decision?"
reconsider - consider again (a bill) that had been voted upon before, with a view to altering it
include - consider as part of something; "I include you in the list of culprits"
think, believe, conceive, consider - judge or regard; look upon; judge; "I think he is very smart"; "I believe her to be very smart"; "I think that he is her boyfriend"; "The racist conceives such people to be inferior"
consider - regard or treat with consideration, respect, and esteem; "Please consider your family"
call - consider or regard as being; "I would not call her beautiful"
like - feel about or towards; consider, evaluate, or regard; "How did you like the President's speech last night?"
identify - consider (oneself) as similar to somebody else; "He identified with the refugees"
abstract - consider a concept without thinking of a specific example; consider abstractly or theoretically
reify - consider an abstract concept to be real
deem, take for, view as, hold - keep in mind or convey as a conviction or view; "take for granted"; "view as important"; "hold these truths to be self-evident"; "I hold him personally responsible"
esteem, respect, value, prise, prize - regard highly; think much of; "I respect his judgement"; "We prize his creativity"
make - consider as being; "It wasn't the problem some people made it"
|2.||view - look at carefully; study mentally; "view a problem"|
analyse, analyze, examine, study, canvass, canvas - consider in detail and subject to an analysis in order to discover essential features or meaning; "analyze a sonnet by Shakespeare"; "analyze the evidence in a criminal trial"; "analyze your real motives"
contemplate - look at thoughtfully; observe deep in thought; "contemplate one's navel"
groak - look or stare at longingly; "The dog his master who was eating a sausage"
|3.||view - see or watch; "view a show on television"; "This program will be seen all over the world"; "view an exhibition"; "Catch a show on Broadway"; "see a movie"|
see - perceive by sight or have the power to perceive by sight; "You have to be a good observer to see all the details"; "Can you see the bird in that tree?"; "He is blind--he cannot see"
watch - look attentively; "watch a basketball game"
visualise, visualize - view the outline of by means of an X-ray; "The radiologist can visualize the cancerous liver"
spectate - be a spectator in a sports event
preview - watch (a movie or play) before it is released to the general public
most rooms have views over the gardens → la mayoría de las habitaciones tienen vistas a los jardines
he stood up to get a better view → se puso de pie para ver mejor
to have/get a good view of sth/sb → ver algo/a algn bien
see also back F
see also front E
see also side C
he stopped in the doorway, blocking her view → se paró en la entrada, tapándole la vista
am I blocking your view? → ¿te estoy tapando?
a cyclist came into view → apareció un ciclista
as we rounded the bend the hospital came into view → al salir de la curva apareció el hospital
to disappear from view → perderse de vista
to be hidden from view → estar oculto, estar escondido
to keep sth/sb in view → no perder de vista algo/a algn
in full view of the crowd → bien a la vista de la multitud
to be on view → estar expuesto al público
the paintings will go on view next month → los cuadros se expondrán al público el mes próximo
the pond was within view of my bedroom window → el estanque se veía desde la ventana de mi habitación
to have sth in view → tener algo en mente or en perspectiva
he has only one objective in view → tiene sólo un objetivo en mente, sólo persigue un objetivo
with this in view → con este propósito or fin
with a view to doing sth → con miras or vistas a hacer algo
you should make your views known to your local MP → debería hacerle saber sus opiniones or ideas al diputado de su zona
my (personal) view is that → mi opinión (personal) es que ...
an opportunity for people to express their views → una oportunidad para que la gente exprese su opinión
to express the view that → opinar que ...
to hold the view that = to take the view that
in my view → a mi parecer, en mi opinión
to take the view that → opinar que
I take a similar/different view → opino de forma parecida/de distinta forma
to take the long(-term) view → adoptar una perspectiva a largo plazo
see also dim A3
see also point A10
an overall view of the situation → una visión de conjunto de la situación
an idealistic view of the world → una visión idealista del mundo
how does the government view it? → ¿cómo lo ve el gobierno?
they view the United States as a land of golden opportunity → consideran a los Estados Unidos un país lleno de oportunidades, ven a los Estados Unidos como un país lleno de oportunidades
we would view favourably any sensible suggestion → cualquier sugerencia razonable sería bien acogida
he is viewed with suspicion by many MPs → muchos parlamentarios lo miran or tratan con recelo
mourners were allowed to view the body → a los dolientes se les permitió ver el cadáver
London viewed from the air → Londres vista desde arriba
when can we view the house? → ¿cuándo podemos ver la casa?
in my view → à mon avis
sb's view on sth → la position de qn sur qch
to take the view that ... → être d'avis que ...
to take a dim view of sb → voir qn d'un mauvais œil
to take a dim view of sth → voir qch d'un mauvais œil
to take the long view → se positionner sur le long terme
to take the long view of sth → considérer qch sur le long terme
He takes a wider view of things than most people → Il a une vision des choses plus large que la plupart des gens.
an overall view → une vue d'ensemble
He stood up to get a better view of the blackboard → Il se leva pour avoir une meilleure vue du tableau.
to block sb's view → bloquer la vue de qn
in full view of sb → sous les yeux de qn
to be within view → être à portée de vue
to be within view of sth → être à portée de vue de qch
to be on view (in museum, gallery) [work of art] → être exposé(e); [exhibition] → être visible
There's an amazing view → Il y a une vue extraordinaire.
a superb view of sth → une vue superbe sur qch
a sea view → vue sur la mer
with a sea view → avec vue sur la mer
a splendid view of the river → una splendida veduta del fiume
50 views of Venice → 50 vedute di Venezia
you'll get a better view from here → da qui vedrai meglio
back/front view of the house → la casa vista da dietro/davanti
to be in or within view (of sth) → essere in vista (di qc)
the house is within view of the sea → la casa ha la vista sul mare
to come into or within view → arrivare in vista
the city suddenly came into view → la città apparve all'improvviso
in full view of sb → sotto gli occhi di qn
hidden from view → nascosto/a alla vista
on view (house) → in visione (exhibit) → in esposizione
an overall view of the situation (survey) → una visione globale della situazione
in my view → a mio parere, a mio avviso
to take or hold the view that ... → essere dell'opinione che...
to take a dim or poor view of sth → accogliere male qc
in view of this, ... → visto ciò...