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eye

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of eye

  1. 1 a circular strip <push the drawstring through the metal eye and knot it on one end> Synonyms band, circle, {h,1}ring, hoop, loop, roundRelated Words belt, cincture, collar, girdle; wreath; annulet, becket, coil, curl, furl, hank, spiral, spire, twirl, whorl

  2. 2 a state of being aware <this young actor has the eye of every director in Hollywood> Synonyms advertence, advertency, awareness, cognizance, consciousness, ear, attention, heed, knowledge, mindfulness, note, notice, observance, observationRelated Words hyperawareness, hyperconsciousness; advisement, care, concern, consideration, regard, watch; apprehension, discernment, grasp, mind, perception, recognition, thought, understandingNear Antonyms disregard, neglect, obliviousness, unawareness

  3. 3 a thing or place that is of greatest importance to an activity or interest <this wilderness area is at the eye of the controversy between conservation and development> Synonyms axis, base, capital, central, core, cynosure, epicenter, center, focus, ground zero, heart, hub, locus, mecca, navel, nerve center, nexus, nucleus, omphalos, seatRelated Words headquarters; happy hunting ground, hive, hotbed, hot spot, playground, playland; kernel, nub, pith; deep, thick; essence, quintessence, soul; attraction, lodestone (also loadstone), magnet, polestar

  4. 4 an idea that is believed to be true or valid without positive knowledge <in my eye, cats make better pets than dogs> Synonyms belief, conviction, opinion, feeling, judgment (or judgement), mind, notion, persuasion, sentiment, verdict, viewRelated Words say; impression, perception, take; attitude; assumption, presumption, presupposition; conclusion, decision, determination; deliverance, esteem, estimate, estimation; credence, credit, faith; concept, conception, idea, thought; position, stance, stand; comment, obiter dictum, observation, reflection, remark; conjecture, guess, hunch, hypothesis, surmise, theory; advice, input, recommendation, suggestion; angle, outlook, perspective, shoes, slant, standpoint, viewpoint; counterviewNear Antonyms fact, truth

  5. 5 an instance of looking especially briefly <all of the guys cast an appreciative eye on the new girl as they passed her in the hall> Synonyms cast, look, gander, glance, glimpse, peek, peep, regard, sight, viewRelated Words gape, gaze, glare, leer, ogle, stare; side-glance; squinny, squint; coup d'oeil

  6. 6 the ability to see <her eyes are diminishing with age> Synonyms eyesight, sight, visionRelated Words myopia, nearsightedness; farsightedness, hypermetropia, hyperopia, presbyopia; aniseikonia, astigmatism, diplopia, squint, strabismus; double vision

  7. 7 a fixed intent look <peering through the window with an eager eye> Synonyms aspect [archaic], gaze, gape, regard, scrutiny, stareRelated Words glare, glower; contemplation, fixation; attention, observance, observation, surveillance, watch; examination, inspection, perusal, study, surveyNear Antonyms blink [chiefly Scottish], flash, glance, glimpse, peek, peep, sight, stime [chiefly Scottish & Irish]; oeillade, ogle; browse, scan




eye

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of eye

  1. 1 to keep one's eyes on <a lot of his backyard bird watching was spent eyeing the squirrels as they depleted the bird feeder of seeds> Synonyms watch, follow, observeRelated Words behold, look, perceive, regard, see, view; gape, gawk, gaze, glare, goggle, look on, peer, rubberneck, stare; guard, wake, ward; bird-dog, monitor, study; spy; espy, glance, glimpse, peek, peepNear Antonyms blink, wink

  2. 2 to make note of (something) through the use of one's eyes <I was starting to believe her tale of woe, until I eyed the diamond ring on her finger> Synonyms behold, catch, descry, discern, distinguish, espy, see, look (at), note, notice, observe, perceive, regard, remark, sight, spot, spy, view, witnessRelated Words identify, make out, pick out, pick up; attend (to), consider, heed, mark, mind; study, watch; examine, inspect, scan, scrutinize, survey; glance (at), glimpse, peer (at)Near Antonyms disregard, ignore, neglect, overpass, pass over; miss, overlook

  3. 3 to give serious and careful thought to <we're eyeing the possibility of buying property there> Synonyms chew over, cogitate, consider, contemplate, debate, deliberate, entertain, ponder, kick around, meditate, mull (over), perpend, pore (over), question, revolve, ruminate, study, think (about or over), turn, weigh, wrestle (with)Related Words muse (upon), reflect (on or upon), reminisce; analyze, explore, review; conclude, reason; second-guess, speculate (about); brood (about or over), dwell (on or upon), fixate (on or upon), fret (about or over), obsess (about or over); believe, conceive, opine; absorb, assimilate, digest, drink (in)Near Antonyms disregard, ignore, overlook, slight; dismiss, pooh-pooh (also pooh), reject




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