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1. observe

verb. ['əbˈzɝːv'] discover or determine the existence, presence, or fact of.

Synonyms

  • instantiate
  • notice
  • find
  • see
  • detect
  • sense
  • find out
  • discover
  • catch out
  • trace
  • spy

Antonyms

  • predate
  • refrain
  • deposit
  • sell

Etymology

  • observer (French)
  • observare (Latin)

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Words that Rhyme with Observe

  • underserve
  • preserve
  • conserve
  • reserve
  • hors-d-oeuvre
  • deserve
  • unnerve
  • swerve
  • zurve
  • verve
  • nerve
  • mirv
  • merv
  • herve
  • d'oeuvre
  • curve
  • oeuvre
  • irve
  • irv

Example sentences of the word observe


1. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Before even placing a coin inside the machine, observe it closely for a while.

2. Verb, base form
Duck ponds are lots of fun and great places to observe wildlife in any season.

Quotes containing the word observe


1. We know there is gravity because apples fall from trees. We can observe gravity in daily life. If we could throw an apple to the edge of the universe, we would observe it accelerating.
- Adam Riess

2. The longer I live, the more I observe that carrying around anger is the most debilitating to the person who bears it.
- Katharine Graham

3. How many observe Christ's birthday! How few, His precepts!
- Benjamin Franklin

2. observe

verb. ['əbˈzɝːv'] make mention of.

Synonyms

  • state
  • comment
  • notice
  • mention
  • tell
  • remark
  • point out
  • say

Antonyms

  • action
  • activeness
  • attack
  • start

Etymology

  • observer (French)
  • observare (Latin)

3. observe

verb. ['əbˈzɝːv'] observe with care or pay close attention to.

Synonyms

  • note
  • comprehend
  • take note

Antonyms

  • stay in place
  • precede
  • disobey
  • violate

Etymology

  • observer (French)
  • observare (Latin)

4. observe

verb. ['əbˈzɝːv'] watch attentively.

Synonyms

  • reconnoitre
  • watch
  • track
  • supervise
  • monitor
  • birdwatch
  • scout
  • bird

Antonyms

  • praise
  • inattention
  • ignore
  • lose

Etymology

  • observer (French)
  • observare (Latin)

5. observe

verb. ['əbˈzɝːv'] show respect towards.

Synonyms

  • celebrate
  • lionize
  • abide by
  • honor
  • tolerate
  • accept
  • respect
  • lionise

Antonyms

  • disrespect
  • spiritualize
  • enjoy
  • suffer

Etymology

  • observer (French)
  • observare (Latin)

6. observe

verb. ['əbˈzɝːv'] behave as expected during of holidays or rites.

Synonyms

  • mourn
  • solemnize
  • solemnise
  • keep
  • commemorate
  • mark

Antonyms

  • keep quiet
  • low status
  • imperfection
  • unskillfulness

Etymology

  • observer (French)
  • observare (Latin)

7. observe

verb. ['əbˈzɝːv'] follow with the eyes or the mind.

Synonyms

  • watch over
  • go over
  • invigilate
  • check into
  • check
  • watch
  • follow
  • check up on
  • suss out
  • guard
  • look into
  • keep tabs on
  • proctor
  • trace
  • keep an eye on
  • check out

Antonyms

  • respect
  • exclude
  • disesteem
  • literalize

Etymology

  • observer (French)
  • observare (Latin)

8. observe

verb. ['əbˈzɝːv'] stick to correctly or closely.

Synonyms

  • maintain

Antonyms

  • disagree
  • derestrict

Etymology

  • observer (French)
  • observare (Latin)

9. observe

verb. ['əbˈzɝːv'] conform one's action or practice to.

Synonyms

  • keep

Antonyms

  • nonexistence
  • inactiveness

Etymology

  • observer (French)
  • observare (Latin)
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