stare

To stare is to fix your eyes on a subject. As hard as it might be to resist looking at them for long periods of time, it's not polite to stare at celebrities.

The noun stare is a certain kind of gaze — a long, intense one. The verb to stare is the act of staring, of locking one's eyes somewhere. When one stares at something, one looks at it for a long period of time, often with great intensity and without blinking. That's why one loses a staring contest when one blinks. Try not to stare at people when they're eating. It's rude! A stare is usually more intense and creepier than a gaze.

Definitions of stare
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v look at with fixed eyes

“The students stared at the teacher with amazement”
Synonyms:
gaze
Types:
outface, outstare, stare down
overcome or cause to waver or submit by (or as if by) staring
stargaze
observe the stars
Type of:
look
perceive with attention; direct one's gaze towards

v fixate one's eyes

“The ancestor in the painting is staring down menacingly”
Types:
glare, glower
look at with a fixed gaze
Type of:
look
perceive with attention; direct one's gaze towards

n a fixed look with eyes open wide

Types:
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gaze, regard
a long fixed look
glare, glower
an angry stare
contemplation
a long and thoughtful observation
gape
a stare of amazement (usually with the mouth open)
Type of:
look, looking, looking at
the act of directing the eyes toward something and perceiving it visually

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