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Synonyms of eye in English:


  • 1 he rubbed his eyes
    informalpeeper, baby blues
    literary or , humorousorb
  • 2 sharp eyes
    eyesight, vision, sight, powers of observation, perception, visual perception
  • 3 an eye for a bargain
    appreciation, awareness, alertness, perception, consciousness, feeling, instinct, intuition, nose
  • 4 his thoughtful eye
    watch, observance, gaze, stare, regard;
    observation, surveillance, vigilance, contemplation, scrutiny
  • 5 (eyes) to desert was despicable in their eyes
    opinion, thinking, way of thinking, mind, view, viewpoint, point of view, attitude, standpoint, perspective, belief, judgment, assessment, analysis, estimation
  • 6 the eye of a needle
    hole, opening, aperture, eyelet, slit, slot
  • 7 the eye of the storm
  • verb

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  • 1 I saw him intently eyeing that antique car
    look at, observe, view, gaze at, stare at, regard, contemplate, survey, scrutinize, consider, glance at;
    watch, keep an eye on, keep under observation;
    ogle, leer at, make eyes at
    informalhave/take a gander at, check out, size up, eyeball
  • Word links

    ocular, optic, ophthalmic relating to the eyes, or to vision
    ophthalmology the study and treatment of eye diseases and disorders


    lay/set/clap eyes on

    informal have you ever laid your eyes on a more beautiful sailboat?
    see, observe, notice, spot, spy, catch sight of, glimpse, catch/get a glimpse of
    literarybehold, espy, descry

    see eye to eye

    even best friends can't expect to see eye to eye on everything
    agree, concur, be in agreement, be of the same mind/opinion, be in accord, think as one;
    be on the same wavelength, get on/along

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