observe the social amenities
Definition of observe the social amenities
: to behave with politeness We have never really liked each other, but we observe the social amenities whenever we meet.
Word by Word Definitions
: to conform one's action or practice to (as a law, rite, or condition) : comply with
: to inspect or take note of as an augury, omen, or presage
: to celebrate or solemnize (as a ceremony or festival) in a customary or accepted way
: involving allies or confederates
: marked by or passed in pleasant companionship with friends or associates
: something that helps to provide comfort, convenience, or enjoyment
: something (such as a conventional social gesture) that promotes smoothness or pleasantness in social relationships
: the quality of being pleasant or agreeable
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