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 of observe adhere (to), comply (with), conform (to), follow, goose-step (to), mind, obeyWords Related to observe 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 of observe 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 of observe 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 of observe celebrate, commemorate, keepWords Related to observe bless, consecrate, sanctify, solemnize; fete (or fête), honor, laud, praise; memorialize, rememberNear Antonyms of observe blow off, disregard, forget, ignore, neglect, overlookAntonyms of observe break, transgress, violate

  3. 3 to keep one's eyes on happily spent many hours observing the birds at the backyard feeder Synonyms of observe eye, follow, watchWords Related to observe 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 of observe blink, wink

  4. 4 to make a statement of one's opinion “I think you might be mistaken,” he observed Synonyms of observe allow, comment, editorialize, note, remark, opine, reflect, weigh inWords Related to observe 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 of observe behold, catch, descry, discern, distinguish, espy, eye, look (at), note, notice, see, perceive, regard, remark, sight, spot, spy, view, witnessWords Related to observe 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 of observe 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 of observe follow, listen (to), mind, note, heed, regard, watchWords Related to observe consider, contemplate, mull, ponder, weigh; comply (with), conform (to), keep, obey, respect; attend (to), hark (to), hear, hearken (to); mark, notice, seeNear Antonyms of observe brush (aside or off), discount, dismiss, gloss (over), gloze (over), neglect, pass over, pooh-pooh (also pooh), scorn, shrug off; defy, flout; slight, snubAntonyms of observe disregard, ignore, tune out

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