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observe

 
Verb observe has 9 senses
  1. detect, observe, find, discover, notice - 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"
    --1 is one way to sight
    Derived forms: noun observer1, noun observation5, noun observation3, noun observation1, noun observance3
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
  2. note, observe, mention, remark - make mention of; "She observed that his presentation took up too much time"; "They noted that it was a fine day to go sailing"
    --2 is one way to state, say, tell
    Derived forms: noun observer2, noun observation4
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
  3. note, take note, observe - observe with care or pay close attention to; "Take note of this chemical reaction"
    Derived forms: noun observer1, noun observation5, noun observation3, noun observation4, noun observation2
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
  4. observe - watch attentively; "Please observe the reaction of these two chemicals"
    --4 is one way to
    watch
    Derived forms: noun observation5, noun observation3, noun observation4, noun observation2, noun observance1
    Sample sentence:
    The customs agents observe the bags for drugs
  5. respect, honor, honour, abide by, observe - show respect towards; "honor your parents!"
    --5 is one way to accept
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
  6. observe, celebrate, keep - celebrate, as of holidays or rites; "Keep the commandments"; "celebrate Christmas"; "Observe Yom Kippur"
    Derived form: noun observance2
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  7. watch, observe, follow, watch over, keep an eye on - 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 is one way to check, check up on, look into, check out, suss out, check over, go over, check into
    Derived forms: noun observer1, noun observation5, noun observation3, noun observation4, noun observation2
    Sample sentence:
    The children observe the ball
  8. observe, keep, maintain - observe correctly or closely; "The pianist kept time with the metronome"; "keep count"; "I cannot keep track of all my employees"
    Derived forms: noun observation5, noun observation3, noun observation4, noun observation1, noun observation2
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  9. observe, keep - conform one's action or practice to; "keep appointments"; "she never keeps her promises"; "We kept to the original conditions of the contract"
    Derived form: noun observance4
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
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