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Overview of verb observe

The verb observe has 9 senses? (first 8 from tagged texts)
1. (39) detect, observe, find, discover, notice

(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")

2. (17) note, observe, mention, remark

(make mention of; "She observed that his presentation took up too much time"; "They noted that it was a fine day to go sailing")

3. (12) note, take note, observe

(observe with care or pay close attention to; "Take note of this chemical reaction")

4. (10) observe

(watch attentively; "Please observe the reaction of these two chemicals")

5. (4) respect, honor, honour, abide by, observe

(show respect towards; "honor your parents!")

6. (3) observe, celebrate, keep

(behave as expected during of holidays or rites; "Keep the commandments"; "celebrate Christmas"; "Observe Yom Kippur")

7. (2) watch, observe, follow, watch over, keep an eye on

(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")

8. (1) observe, keep, maintain

(stick to correctly or closely; "The pianist kept time with the metronome"; "keep count"; "I cannot keep track of all my employees")

9. observe, keep

(conform one's action or practice to; "keep appointments"; "she never keeps her promises"; "We kept to the original conditions of the contract")


Overview of adj observed

The adj observed has 1 senses? (first 1 from tagged texts)
1. (7) ascertained, discovered, observed

(discovered or determined by scientific observation; "variation in the ascertained flux depends on a number of factors"; "the discovered behavior norms"; "discovered differences in achievement"; "no explanation for the observed phenomena")

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