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Definitions of observe

  1. show respect towards; " honor your parents!"
  2. celebrate, as of holidays or rites; " Keep the commandments"; " celebrate Christmas"; " Observe Yom Kippur"
  3. 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"
  4. observe correctly or closely; " The pianist kept time with the metronome"; " keep count"; " I cannot keep track of all my employees"
  5. 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"
  6. make mention of; " She observed that his presentation took up too much time"; " They noted that it was a fine day to go sailing"
  7. observe with care or pay close attention to; " Take note of this chemical reaction"
  8. conform one's action or practice to; " keep appointments"; " she never keeps her promises"; " We kept to the original conditions of the contract"
  9. watch attentively; " Please observe the reaction of these two chemicals"
  10. To take notice of by appropriate conduct; to conform one's action or practice to; to keep; to heed; to obey; to comply with; as, to observe rules or commands; to observe civility.
  11. To be on the watch respecting; to pay attention to; to notice with care; to see; to perceive; to discover; as, to observe an eclipse; to observe the color or fashion of a dress; to observe the movements of an army.
  12. To express as what has been noticed; to utter as a remark; to say in a casual or incidental way; to remark.
  13. To take notice; to give attention to what one sees or hears; to attend.
  14. To make a remark; to comment; - generally with on or upon.
  15. To take notice of; to watch closely; to keep or celebrate; to remark.
  16. To take notice; to comment.
  17. Observer.
  18. To keep in view: to notice: to regard attentively: to remark: to comply with: to keep religiously: ( B.) to keep or guard.
  19. To take notice: to attend: to remark.
  20. To notice; regard attentively; remark; comply with.
  21. To take notice of; note; scrutinize.
  22. To celebrate; comply with.
  23. To remark incidentally.
  24. To notice; to take notice of; to remark; to celebrate; to comply with.
  25. To be attentive; to remark.
  26. To take notice of; to note; to mark; to see or behold with some attention; to utter or express, as a remark or opinion; to keep religiously; to celebrate; to comply with; to make a remark.
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Quotes of observe

  1. Observe your enemies, for they first find out your faults. – Antisthenes
  2. It may be proper to observe that I had now passed the utmost frontier of the white settlements on that border. – William Bartram
  3. I can do nothing with the enemy save observe him. – John Buford
  4. If you must break the law, do it to seize power: in all other cases observe it. – Julius Caesar
  5. I'm so into playing different characters, even when I was on Nickelodeon. I just observe – Nick Cannon
  6. It's not wise to violate rules until you know how to observe them. – T. S. Eliot
  7. But, if you observe children learning in their first few years of life, you can see that they can and do learn on their own- we leave them alone to crawl, walk, talk, and gain control over their bodies. It happens without much help from parents. – Daniel Greenberg
  8. I think people with open minds will observe the way we do things and realize that our goal is to have successful, happy, productive adults, and they will take our ideas and implement them elsewhere for their own children. – Daniel Greenberg
  9. Even to observe neutrality you must have a strong government. – Alexander Hamilton
  10. People under the influence of cults is similar to that we observe in addicts. Typical behaviour for both includes draining bank accounts, neglecting children, destroying relations with family and losing interest in anything except the drug or cult. – Keith Henson
  11. All are born to observe order, but few are born to establish it. – Joseph Joubert
  12. It goes without saying that the desire to accomplish the task with more confidence, to avoid wasting time and labour, and to spare our experimental animals as much as possible, made us strictly observe all the precautions taken by surgeons in respect to their patients. – Ivan Pavlov
  13. Observe that it is a great error to believe that all mediums of art are not closely tied to their time. – Camille Pissarro
  14. I was not surprised by the results of the Horizon experiments, but I remain willing to observe and consider any and all other tests that are done under similarly precise conditions. – James Randi

Usage examples for observe

  1. I did not fail to observe also, the form of the parchment. – Selections From Poe by J. Montgomery Gambrill
  2. Olga, I would seriously advise you to devote yourself to the study of medicine, you are so quick to observe symptoms of illness in those about you. – 'O Thou, My Austria!' by Ossip Schubin
  3. " You observe no doubt, Miss Melcombe," he said, " that I am speaking of Joseph Swan?" – Fated to Be Free by Jean Ingelow
  4. I must here observe that this was the first voyage that the captain who commanded the vessel had ever made on board of her, and that he knew little or nothing of the coast towards which we were bearing. – The Bible in Spain by George Borrow
  5. You do not observe well. – Analyzing Character by Katherine M. H. Blackford and Arthur Newcomb
  6. Many people passed down that usually quiet street, stopping to observe or point out where Mark Twain lived. – Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete The Personal And Literary Life Of Samuel Langhorne Clemens by Albert Bigelow Paine Last Updated: February 20, 2009
  7. You will carefully observe the directions given in this? – Wife in Name Only by Charlotte M. Braeme (Bertha M. Clay)
  8. " Observe the effect of three weeks in France. – Somehow Good by William de Morgan
  9. You have but to observe four rules. – Martin Pippin in the Apple Orchard by Eleanor Farjeon
  10. I did not observe that I was so near. – Rollo's Museum by Jacob Abbott
  11. While the class works, carefully observe each pupil and give individual help to those who require it. – Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Household Management by Ministry of Education
  12. You will be told what to observe and what to ignore. – The Unlearned by Raymond F. Jones
  13. Observe whence it comes. – The Pursuit of the House-Boat by John Kendrick Bangs
  14. You will observe I have still eight weeks of my six months to run. – The Son of his Father by Ridgwell Cullum
  15. I ran with Steele, and did not observe his condition until suddenly he fell right down in the street. – The Rustlers of Pecos County by Zane Grey
  16. Is it thus you observe our laws, Ah Sing? – The Argus Pheasant by John Charles Beecham
  17. But you will observe that I have brought some strangers home with me. – The Patchwork Girl of Oz by L. Frank Baum
  18. But he did not seem to observe it, although he perceived it, and felt it; for he understood its meaning. – The Lights and Shadows of Real Life by T.S. Arthur Edition: 10 Language: English
  19. Observe their course with him. – The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. X. (of 12) by Edmund Burke
  20. She did not observe Mr. Emerson's companion. – After the Storm by T. S. Arthur

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