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observe

verb

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1 to act according to the commands of
  • You must observe all the rules of this school, not simply the ones that meet with your personal approval.
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abide by, fall in with, keep to

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2 to mark with an appropriate practice, rite, or ceremony
  • a time when few people in New England observed Christmas
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3 to keep one's eyes on
  • We happily spent many hours observing the birds at the backyard feeder.
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have one's eye on

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4 to make a statement of one's opinion
  • {ldquo}I think you might be mistaken,{rdquo} he observed.
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5 to make note of (something) through the use of one's eyes
  • She observed that the weather had changed again.
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get a load of [slang], lay eyes on, set eyes on

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6 to take notice of and be guided by
  • generally observes the suggestions of the experts regarding baby care
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keep, observe, celebrate, commemorate mean to notice or honor a day, occasion, or deed. keep stresses the idea of not neglecting or violating.
    • kept the Sabbath by refraining from work
observe suggests marking the occasion by ceremonious performance.
    • not all holidays are observed nationally
celebrate suggests acknowledging an occasion by festivity.
    • traditionally celebrates Thanksgiving with a huge dinner
commemorate suggests that an occasion is marked by observances that remind one of the origin and significance of the event.
    • commemorate Memorial Day with the laying of wreaths


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