How to Use the Look Up Feature in Safari

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With iOS 10, Apple replaced Define with Look Up; instead of selecting Define to learn what a word means, you’ll now tap Look Up. However, the feature is basically the same in that it gives you the definition of a word, but now it will also show you other possible results from not only the dictionary, but also from Wikipedia, the App Store, Twitter, Suggested Websites, and more. Here’s how to use the Look Up feature in Safari.

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How to Use Look Up Feature in Safari

  • On a webpage, tap and hold to highlight the text. You can drag the ends of the highlight to select a single word or group of words.  

  • Above the words, options will appear. Tap Look Up.

  • The results will appear on a page. Depending on what you select, you’ll see various results from different websites and apps.

From there, you can select what you’re looking for and continue. When you’re finished using the Look Up feature, tap Done in the upper right corner to return to the webpage.

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