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Synonyms and Antonyms of watch

  1. 1 a person or group that watches over someone or something <the neighborhood crime watch> Synonyms custodian, guardian, keeper, lookout, minder, picket, sentinel, sentry, warden, warder, guard, watcher, watchmanRelated Words observer, patrol, spotter, surveillant, watchdog; bodyguard, convoy, defender, escort, honor guard; gatekeeper; hack [slang]

  2. 2 the state of being constantly attentive and responsive to signs of activity, opportunity, or danger <kept a watch over the sick baby> Synonyms alert, alertness, attentiveness, qui vive, red alert, vigilance, watchfulnessRelated Words aliveness, awareness, consciousness, mindfulness, receptiveness, receptivity, sensitivity; care, carefulness, cautiousness, chariness, heedfulness, wariness; preparation, readinessNear Antonyms absentmindedness, abstraction, daydreaming, daze, distraction; absorption, engrossment, obliviousness, preoccupation; unawareness, unconsciousness; carelessness, heedlessness, inattention, inattentiveness, inobservance; unwariness

  3. 3 an act or period of watching for signs of activity, danger, or opportunity <the little boy kept watch at the window for signs of Santa and his sleigh> Synonyms lookout, surveillance, vigilRelated Words observance, observation, supervision; inspection, scrutiny



Synonyms and Antonyms of watch

  1. 1 to keep one's eyes on <I turned my head to continue watching the bird as it flew away> Synonyms eye, follow, observe Related Words behold, look, perceive, regard, see, view; gape, gawk, gaze, glare, goggle, look on, peer, rubberneck, stare; guard, wake, ward; bird-dog, monitor, study; spy; espy, glance, glimpse, peek, peep Phrases have one's eye on Near Antonyms blink, wink

  2. 2 to take notice of and be guided by <watch what I do when I run into that kind of problem> Synonyms follow, listen (to), mind, note, observe, regard, heedRelated Words consider, contemplate, mull, ponder, weigh; comply (with), conform (to), keep, obey, respect; attend (to), hark (to), hear, hearken (to); mark, notice, seeNear Antonyms brush (aside or off), discount, dismiss, gloss (over), gloze (over), neglect, pass over, pooh-pooh (also pooh), scorn, shrug off; defy, flout; slight, snubAntonyms disregard, ignore, tune out

  3. 3 to pay continued close attention to (something) for a particular purpose <watched the situation to see if it improved> Synonyms cover, monitorRelated Words surveil; eye; behold, espy, look, note, notice, observe, regard, see, sight, spy, view, witness; gape, gawk, gaze, glare, goggle, peer, rubberneck, stare; glance, glimpse, peek, peep

  4. 4 to have an interest or concern for <you should watch what you eat if you want a long, healthy life> Synonyms look out (for), mind, careRelated Words attend, heed, regard; note, notice, observe; empathize (with), feel (for), sympathize (with)Near Antonyms disregard, ignore, overlook

  5. 5 to take charge of especially on behalf of another <hired a high school girl to watch their daughter until they got home from work>

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