Synonyms and Antonyms of watch

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



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 eye, follow, observe Related 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, peep Phrases have one's eye on Near Antonyms 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 follow, listen (to), mind, note, observe, regard, heedRelated 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

  3. 3 to pay continued close attention to (something) for a particular purpose watched the situation to see if it improved Synonyms cover, monitorRelated Words 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 look out (for), mind, careRelated Words attend, heed, regard; note, notice, observe; empathize (with), feel (for), sympathize (with)Near Antonyms 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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