Synonyms for observe

Synonyms for (verb) observe

Synonyms: 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

Similar words: tell, say, state

Definition: express in words

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


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: sight, spy

Definition: catch sight of; to perceive with the eyes

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


Synonyms: observe

Definition: watch attentively

Usage: Please observe the reaction of these two chemicals

Similar words: watch

Definition: look attentively

Usage: watch a basketball game


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: check, check into, check out, check over, check up on, look into, suss out, go over

Definition: examine so as to determine accuracy, quality, or condition

Usage: check the brakes; Check out the engine


Synonyms: respect, abide by, honor, honour, observe

Definition: show respect towards

Usage: honor your parents!

Similar words: accept

Definition: consider or hold as true

Usage: I cannot accept the dogma of this church; accept an argument