verb (used with object), beheld, beholding.
to observe; look at; see.
look; see: And, behold, three sentries of the King did appear.

before 900; Middle English beholden, Old English behaldan to keep. See be-, hold1

beholdable, adjective
beholder, noun
unbeholdable, adjective

1. regard, gaze upon, view; watch; discern. Unabridged
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behold (bɪˈhəʊld)
vb , -holds, -holding, -held
to look (at); observe
[Old English bihealdan; related to Old High German bihaltan, Dutch behouden; see be-, hold]

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Word Origin & History

O.E. bihaldan (W.Saxon behealdan) "give regard to, hold in view," also "to keep hold of, to belong to," from bi- "by" + haldan, healdan (see hold).
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Example sentences
He excelled at hagiography and left psychological penetration mostly in the eye
  of the beholder.
Every necessary or organic action pleases the beholder.
The stream rose up in the strangest forms, enough to frighten the beholder.
My point was that, except in extreme cases, bullying is in the eye of the
  beholder or doer.
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