Synonyms for observe
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To celebrate any event or occasion is to make some demonstration of respect or rejoicing because of or in memory of it, or to perform such public rites or ceremonies as it properly demands. We celebrate the birth, commemorate the death of one beloved or honored. We celebrate a national anniversary with music and song, with firing of guns and ringing of bells; we commemorate by any solemn and thoughtful service, or by a monument or other enduring memorial. We keep the Sabbath, solemnize a marriage, observe an anniversary; we celebrate or observe the Lord's Supper in which believers commemorate the sufferings and death of Christ.
We celebrate the day with appropriate ceremonies; the victory was celebrated by the people, with rejoicing.
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detect, observe, find, discover, noticeverb
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"
line up, detect, recover, chance upon, follow, strike, let out, find oneself, get wind, get, get hold, reveal, keep an eye on, attain, let on, find, acknowledge, retrieve, get word, fall upon, rule, notice, disclose, divulge, chance, abide by, determine, see, find out, keep, key, come up, remark, bring out, celebrate, watch over, comment, take note, honor, identify, name, encounter, learn, come upon, happen, watch, receive, happen upon, feel, describe, point out, chance on, incur, come across, expose, get a line, distinguish, witness, honour, mention, pick up, give away, ascertain, mark, maintain, unwrap, break, respect, bump, light upon, regain, obtain, discover, key out, note, hear
note, observe, mention, remarkverb
make mention of
"She observed that his presentation took up too much time"; "They noted that it was a fine day to go sailing"
point out, note, notice, watch over, cite, keep, bring up, take down, detect, respect, honor, take note, advert, abide by, comment, watch, name, follow, honour, maintain, discover, refer, mention, mark, find, celebrate, remark, keep an eye on
note, take note, observeverb
observe with care or pay close attention to
"Take note of this chemical reaction"
"Please observe the reaction of these two chemicals"
respect, honor, honour, abide by, observeverb
show respect towards
"honor your parents!"
value, note, notice, watch over, comply, keep, mention, watch, detect, respect, honor, esteem, abide by, prize, follow, reward, honour, maintain, discover, find, prise, celebrate, remark, take note, keep an eye on
observe, celebrate, keepverb
behave as expected during of holidays or rites
"Keep the commandments"; "celebrate Christmas"; "Observe Yom Kippur"
detect, retain, hold open, hold back, keep an eye on, hold on, find, continue, stay fresh, notice, abide by, honor, lionise, keep, remark, go on, celebrate, watch over, take note, proceed, go along, watch, follow, save, prevent, restrain, honour, mention, lionize, keep open, keep on, preserve, respect, maintain, keep back, sustain, hold, discover, fete, note
watch, observe, follow, watch over, keep an eye onverb
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"
conform to, detect, take in, play along, postdate, come, espouse, travel along, keep an eye on, watch out, fall out, find, view, adopt, notice, come after, comply, keep, pursue, abide by, determine, see, find out, look on, be, remark, keep abreast, celebrate, watch over, stick with, take note, honor, take after, keep up, survey, watch, look out, follow, stick to, surveil, honour, mention, succeed, respect, accompany, ascertain, catch, maintain, trace, learn, discover, note, check
observe, keep, maintainverb
stick to correctly or closely
"The pianist kept time with the metronome"; "keep count"; "I cannot keep track of all my employees"
detect, retain, hold open, asseverate, conserve, hold back, keep an eye on, exert, hold on, find, continue, stay fresh, wield, assert, notice, abide by, honor, keep, defend, remark, go on, celebrate, watch over, take note, proceed, keep up, go along, watch, follow, uphold, save, prevent, restrain, honour, mention, keep open, keep on, preserve, respect, maintain, keep back, sustain, hold, discover, note
conform one's action or practice to
"keep appointments"; "she never keeps her promises"; "We kept to the original conditions of the contract"
detect, retain, hold open, hold back, keep an eye on, hold on, find, continue, stay fresh, notice, abide by, honor, keep, remark, go on, celebrate, watch over, take note, proceed, go along, watch, follow, save, prevent, restrain, honour, mention, keep open, keep on, preserve, respect, maintain, keep back, sustain, hold, discover, note
Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes
make a remark
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When in doubt, observe and ask questions. When certain, observe at length and ask many more questions.
Caste may be bad. Caste may lead to conduct so gross as to be called man's inhumanity to man. All the same, it must be recognized that the Hindus observe caste not because they are inhuman or wrong-headed. They observe caste because they are deeply religious.
While most people can readily observe and believe that air pollution may cause lung diseases, it is in fact cardiovascular diseases that are the largest adverse health effect of fine particulate matter exposure.
Failure to observe what is in the mind of another has seldom made a man unhappy; but those who do not observe the movements of their own minds must of necessity be unhappy.
The teacher must derive not only the capacity, but the desire, to observe natural phenomena. In our system, she must become a passive, much more than an active, influence, and her passivity shall be composed of anxious scientific curiosity and of absolute respect for the phenomenon which she wishes to observe. The teacher must understand and feel her position of observer: the activity must lie in the phenomenon.
Translations for observe
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- لاحظ, راقبArabic
- seguir, observarCatalan, Valencian
- pozorovat, dodržovat, podotknout, poznamenatCzech
- overholde, betragte, bemærke, observere, følge, iagttageDanish
- beobachten, beachten, bemerkenGerman
- παρατηρώ, τηρώGreek
- tomar en cuenta, seguir, observarSpanish
- havainnoida, observoidaFinnish
- observer, remarquer, respecterFrench
- comharraichScottish Gaelic
- obsèveHaitian Creole
- 認める, 守る, 観察, 従うJapanese
- persevero, specio, inspicio, teneo, video, inhaereo, observo, considero, specto, sequor, obsequor, persequorLatin
- perhati, tinjauMalay
- observeren, in acht nemen, volgen, respecteren, opmerkenDutch
- spostrzec, obserwować, zauważyć, przestrzegać, obchodzić, zachowywać, zaobserwowaćPolish
- seguir, observar, acompanharPortuguese
- наблюдать, отмечать, отметить, соблюдать, блюсти, соблюстиRussian
- promotriti, slediti, opservirati, slijediti, promatratiSerbo-Croatian
- observera, iakttaSwedish
- quan sátVietnamese
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