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behold

be·hold

behold

 
 
pronunciation:
b hold
parts of speech:
transitive verb, interjection
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Word Parts
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: beheld, beholding, beholds
definition: to see or observe.
She was the most beautiful child I ever beheld.When the rains finally came, the multitude of animals at the watering hole was an extraordinary sight to behold.He instantly beheld that the place had changed and nothing was as he remembered it.
synonyms:
observe, see, survey, view
similar words:
contemplate, eye, note, notice, perceive, peruse, remark, scrutinize
 
part of speech: interjection
definition: look at or observe (used as an injunction or exclamation).
Behold the Queen in all her glory!
similar words:
voila
derivation: beholder (n.)
Word Parts
The word behold contains the following part:
be- Old English prefix that means to cover or surround with; to act on or change another.
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The prefix be- forms verbs from nouns and verbs.