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watch

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of watch

  1. 1 a person or group that watches over someone or something the neighborhood crime watch Synonyms of watch custodian, guardian, keeper, lookout, minder, picket, sentinel, sentry, warden, warder, guard, watcher, watchmanWords Related to watch 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 of watch alert, alertness, attentiveness, qui vive, red alert, vigilance, watchfulnessWords Related to watch aliveness, awareness, consciousness, mindfulness, receptiveness, receptivity, sensitivity; care, carefulness, cautiousness, chariness, heedfulness, wariness; preparation, readinessNear Antonyms of watch 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 of watch lookout, surveillance, vigilWords Related to watch observance, observation, supervision; inspection, scrutiny


watch

verb

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 of watch eye, follow, observe Words Related to watch 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 of watch 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 of watch follow, listen (to), mind, note, observe, regard, heedWords Related to watch consider, contemplate, mull, ponder, weigh; comply (with), conform (to), keep, obey, respect; attend (to), hark (to), hear, hearken (to); mark, notice, seeNear Antonyms of watch 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 watch 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 of watch cover, monitorWords Related to watch 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 of watch look out (for), mind, careWords Related to watch attend, heed, regard; note, notice, observe; empathize (with), feel (for), sympathize (with)Near Antonyms of watch 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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