observe with attention;
"They watched as the murderer was executed"
look on as or consider;
"she looked on this affair as a joke"
"He thinks of himself as a brilliant musician"
"He is reputed to be intelligent"
- He lay on his back and looked up at the sky.
- I saw the Olympics on television.
- I prefer to stand on the sidelines and watch.
- John took part in the games, but the rest of us just looked on.