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Definition 1: stick to correctly or closely - [verb of cognition]

Samples where observe or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The pianist kept time with the metronome
  • keep count
  • I cannot keep track of all my employees

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Definition 2: make mention of - [verb of communication]

Samples where observe or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She observed that his presentation took up too much time
  • They noted that it was a fine day to go sailing

Synonyms for observe in the sense of this definition

(observe is a kind of ...) express in words

"He said that he wanted to marry her" "tell me what is bothering you" "state your opinion" "state your name"

(... is a kind of observe ) make or write a comment on

"he commented the paper of his colleague"

Definition 3: watch attentively - [verb of perception]

Samples where observe or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Please observe the reaction of these two chemicals

(observe is a kind of ...) look attentively

"watch a basketball game"

(... is a kind of observe ) watch and study birds in their natural habitat

(... is a kind of observe ) keep tabs on; keep an eye on; keep under surveillance

"we are monitoring the air quality" "the police monitor the suspect's moves"

(... is a kind of observe ) check, track, or observe by means of a receiver

(... is a kind of observe ) explore, often with the goal of finding something or somebody

(... is a kind of observe ) observe or plot the moving path of something

"track a missile"

Definition 4: observe with care or pay close attention to - [verb of perception]

Samples where observe or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Take note of this chemical reaction

Synonyms for observe in the sense of this definition

(observe implies ...) to become aware of through the senses

"I could perceive the ship coming over the horizon"

Definition 5: discover or determine the existence, presence, or fact of - [verb of perception]

Samples where observe or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She detected high levels of lead in her drinking water
  • We found traces of lead in the paint

Synonyms for observe in the sense of this definition

(observe is a kind of ...) catch sight of; to perceive with the eyes

"he caught sight of the king's men coming over the ridge"

(... is a kind of observe ) trap; especially in an error or in a reprehensible act

"He was caught out" "She was found out when she tried to cash the stolen checks"

(... is a kind of observe ) detect some circumstance or entity automatically

"This robot can sense the presence of people in the room" "particle detectors sense ionization"

(... is a kind of observe ) find an instance of (a word or particular usage of a word)

"The linguists could not instantiate this sense of the noun that he claimed existed in a certain dialect"

(... is a kind of observe ) discover traces of

"She traced the circumstances of her birth"

(... is a kind of observe ) observe as if with an eye

"The camera saw the burglary and recorded it"

(observe has a similar meaning as ...) make a discovery, make a new finding

"Roentgen discovered X-rays" "Physicists believe they found a new elementary particle"

Samples where observe or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Keep an eye on the baby, please!
  • The world is watching Sarajevo
  • She followed the men with the binoculars

Synonyms for observe in the sense of this definition

(observe is a kind of ...) examine so as to determine accuracy, quality, or condition

"check the brakes" "Check out the engine"

(... is a kind of observe ) keep a record on or watch attentively

"The government keeps tabs on the dissidents"

(... is a kind of observe ) to keep watch over

"there would be men guarding the horses"

(... is a kind of observe ) watch over (students taking an exam, to prevent cheating)

(observe has a similar meaning as ...) follow, discover, or ascertain the course of development of something

"We must follow closely the economic development is Cuba" "trace the student's progress" "trace one's ancestry"

Samples where observe or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • honor your parents!

Synonyms for observe in the sense of this definition

(observe is a kind of ...) consider or hold as true

"I cannot accept the dogma of this church" "accept an argument"

(... is a kind of observe ) assign great social importance to

"The film director was celebrated all over Hollywood" "The tenor was lionized in Vienna"

(... is a kind of observe ) recognize and respect (rights and beliefs of others)

"We must tolerate the religions of others"

Samples where observe or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Keep the commandments
  • celebrate Christmas
  • Observe Yom Kippur

Synonyms for observe in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of observe ) celebrate by some ceremony or observation

"The citizens mark the anniversary of the revolution with a march and a parade"

(... is a kind of observe ) observe the customs of mourning after the death of a loved one

(... is a kind of observe ) observe or perform with dignity or gravity

"The King solemnized this day of morning"

Samples where observe or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • keep appointments
  • she never keeps her promises
  • We kept to the original conditions of the contract

Synonyms for observe in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of observe ) act as promised

"make good on promises"

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