Definitions for observe

Definitions for (verb) observe

Main entry: observe, maintain, keep

Definition: stick to correctly or closely

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

Main entry: remark, note, observe, mention

Definition: make mention of

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

Main entry: take note, note, observe

Definition: observe with care or pay close attention to

Usage: Take note of this chemical reaction

Main entry: find, notice, observe, detect, discover

Definition: discover or determine the existence, presence, or fact of

Usage: She detected high levels of lead in her drinking water; We found traces of lead in the paint

Main entry: observe

Definition: watch attentively

Usage: Please observe the reaction of these two chemicals

Main entry: keep an eye on, follow, observe, watch, watch over

Definition: follow with the eyes or the mind

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

Main entry: respect, abide by, honor, honour, observe

Definition: show respect towards

Usage: honor your parents!

Main entry: celebrate, keep, observe

Definition: behave as expected during of holidays or rites

Usage: Keep the commandments; celebrate Christmas; Observe Yom Kippur

Main entry: observe, keep

Definition: conform one's action or practice to

Usage: keep appointments; she never keeps her promises; We kept to the original conditions of the contract

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