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be·hold

behold

 
 
pronunciation:
bih hold [or] b hold
parts of speech:
verb, interjection
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part of speech: verb
inflections: beholds, beholding, beheld
definition: to see or observe.
We beheld the beautiful sunset.
synonyms:
observe, see, survey, view
similar words:
contemplate, eye, note, notice, perceive, remark, scrutinize
 
part of speech: interjection
definition: "look at" or "observe" (used as a command or exclamation).
Behold the Queen in all her beauty!
derivation: beholder (n.)
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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.