Thesaurus

observe

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of observe

  1. 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 Synonyms adhere (to), comply (with), conform (to), follow, goose-step (to), mind, obeyRelated Words defer (to), submit (to), surrender (to), yield (to); accede (to), acquiesce (to), agree (to), assent (to); attend, hear, heed, listen (to), mark, note, notice, regard, take, watchNear Antonyms disoblige; challenge, dare; refuse, renounce, repudiate; direct, lead; brush off, disregard, ignore, overlook, overpass, pass over, tune out, wink (at); dismiss, pooh-pooh (also pooh), shrug off; breach, break, infringe, transgress, violate; deride, flout, mock, scoff (at), scorn; mutiny (against), revolt (against); buck, combat, contest, dispute, fight, oppose, resist, withstandAntonyms defy, disobey, rebel (against)

  2. 2 to mark with an appropriate practice, rite, or ceremony a time when few people in New England observed Christmas Synonyms celebrate, commemorate, keepRelated Words bless, consecrate, sanctify, solemnize; fete (or fête), honor, laud, praise; memorialize, rememberNear Antonyms blow off, disregard, forget, ignore, neglect, overlookAntonyms break, transgress, violate

  3. 3 to keep one's eyes on happily spent many hours observing the birds at the backyard feeder Synonyms eye, follow, watchRelated 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, peepNear Antonyms blink, wink

  4. 4 to make a statement of one's opinion “I think you might be mistaken,” he observed Synonyms allow, comment, editorialize, note, remark, opine, reflect, weigh inRelated Words commentate; articulate, express, say, speak, state, talk, tell, utter, verbalize, vocalize; conjecture, daresay, guess, speculate, suppose, surmise

  5. 5 to make note of (something) through the use of one's eyes she observed that the weather had changed again Synonyms behold, catch, descry, discern, distinguish, espy, eye, look (at), note, notice, see, perceive, regard, remark, sight, spot, spy, view, witnessRelated Words identify, make out, pick out, pick up; attend (to), consider, heed, mark, mind; study, watch; examine, inspect, scan, scrutinize, survey; glance (at), glimpse, peer (at)Near Antonyms disregard, ignore, neglect, overpass, pass over; miss, overlook

  6. 6 to take notice of and be guided by generally observes the suggestions of the experts regarding baby care Synonyms follow, listen (to), mind, note, heed, regard, watchRelated 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



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