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  Definition of observe
  1. observe correctly or closely; "The pianist kept time with the metronome"; "keep count"; "I cannot keep track of all my employees"
  2. make mention of; "She observed that his presentation took up too much time"; "They noted that it was a fine day to go sailing"
  3. observe with care or pay close attention to; "Take note of this chemical reaction"
  4. discover or determine the existence, presence, or fact of; "She detected high levels of lead in her drinking water"; "We found traces of lead in the paint"
  5. watch attentively; "Please observe the reaction of these two chemicals"
  6. follow with the eyes or the mind; "Keep an eye on the baby, please!"; "The world is watching Sarajevo"; "She followed the men with the binoculars"
  7. show respect towards; "honor your parents!"
  8. celebrate, as of holidays or rites; "Keep the commandments"; "celebrate Christmas"; "Observe Yom Kippur"
  9. conform one''s action or practice to; "keep appointments"; "she never keeps her promises"; "We kept to the original conditions of the contract"
Similar Words: keep, maintain, note, mention, remark, take note, detect, find, discover, notice, watch, follow, watch over, keep an eye on, respect, honor, honour, abide by, celebrate

 

Hyponyms: comment, notice, remark, point out, find out, catch out, sense, instantiate, trace, see, bird, birdwatch, monitor, supervise, ride herd on, scout, reconnoiter, reconnoitre, track, keep tabs on, guard, invigilate, proctor, lionize, lionise, celebrate, tolerate, commemorate, mark, mourn, solemnize, solemnise, make good

 

Grouped Verbs: discover, find, trace, follow

 

Entailments: perceive, comprehend

 

Derivational Morphology: observation, reflection, reflexion, notice, observance, watching, remark, comment, mention, reference, mentioner, observer, commentator, note, annotation, notation, perceiver, beholder, finder, discoverer, spotter, discovery, breakthrough, find, uncovering, finding, determination, detection, catching, espial, spying, spotting, detector, sensor, sensing element, detecting, detective work, sleuthing, watch, vigil, honoring, deference, respect, respectfulness, regard, esteem, respecter, celebration, jubilation, solemnization, solemnisation, festivity, celebrant, celebrator, celebrater, ceremony, ceremonial, ceremonial occasion, keeping

 

Anagrams: obverse, verbose

 

Language Translations:
Chinese: 观察   Dutch: observeren  
Finnish: havainnoida   French: observer  
German: beobachten   Hungarian: észlel  
Icelandic: skoða   Italian: osservare  
Japanese: 認める   Korean: 관찰하다  
Portuguese: observar   Russian: наблюдать  
Spanish: observar   Swedish: observera  
Telugu: పరిశీలించు  
 
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