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Another word for observe

  1. To perceive with a special effort of the senses or the mind

      1. To discover (a distant or obscure object) by the eye; to espy; to discern or detect.
      2. To discover by careful observation or scrutiny; detect:
      3. To see.
      1. To catch or discover, as in a misdeed
      2. To discover or ascertain the existence, presence, or fact of.
      3. To discern (something hidden or subtle):
      1. To perceive or recognize the difference
      2. To perceive with the eyes; detect or distinguish:
      3. To separate (a thing) mentally from another or others; recognize as separate or different
      1. To perceive clearly; recognize plainly by any of the senses
      2. To perceive or indicate differences; discriminate:
      3. To separate or mark off by differences; perceive or show the difference in; differentiate
      1. To evaluate (academic work) according to a scale of letters or numbers; grade.
      2. To observe; note; take notice of; heed
      3. To give attention to; notice:
      1. To take notice; give heed:
      2. (Regional) To bring (an object or idea) to mind; remember.
      3. To pay attention to:
      1. To mention particularly
      2. (Obsolete) Contraction of ne mote (“may not").
      3. To show; indicate:
      1. To mention; refer to; comment on
      2. To perceive with the mind; detect:
      3. To take notice of; observe:
      1. To express in words or writing, as observed or noticed; to state; to say; -- often with a substantive clause
      2. To mark again (a piece of work).
      3. To say or write as an observation or comment
      1. To consider:
      2. To have the power to perceive with the eyes:
      3. To perceive with the eye:
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  2. To look at or on attentively or carefully

      1. To look at; watch carefully; observe
      2. To watch closely:
      3. To supply with an eye.
      1. To relate or refer to; concern:
      2. To think of in a certain light; consider
      3. To consider, look upon (something) in a given way etc. [from 16th c.]
      1. To examine something with great care.
      2. To audit accounts etc in order to verify them.
      3. To look at very carefully; examine closely; inspect minutely
      1. To determine the boundaries, area, or elevations of (land or structures on the earth's surface) by means of measuring angles and distances, using the techniques of geometry and trigonometry.
      2. To examine for some specific purpose; inspect or consider carefully; review in detail
      3. To look at or consider, esp. in a general or comprehensive way; view
      1. To keep watch over or tend (a flock, a baby, etc.)
      2. To observe the course of mentally; keep up on or informed about:
      3. To look at steadily; observe carefully or continuously:
  3. To state facts, opinions, or explanations

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  4. To act in conformity with

      1. To accept a decision or law and act in accordance with it; to conform to; to acquiesce.
      2. To remain faithful to something or someone; to stand to; to adhere.
      1. To stick fast to something; stay attached:
      2. To remain devoted to or be in support of something:
      3. To stick fast; stay attached
      1. (Idiomatic) To fulfill.
      2. To hold while moving something out.
      1. (Archaic) To fulfill; to accomplish.
      2. To yield assent; to accord; agree, or acquiesce; to adapt one's self; to consent or conform.
      3. To act in accordance (with a request, order, rule, etc.)
      1. To bring into accord or agreement; cause to correspond or comply:
      2. To bring into harmony or agreement; adapt
      3. To behave in a conventional way, esp. in accepting without question customs, traditions, prevailing opinion, etc.
      1. To go after in order to catch; chase; pursue
      2. To keep oneself informed of the course, progress, or fortunes of:
      3. To keep to or stick to:
      1. To maintain in good order or condition; preserve
      2. To stay or continue in a specified condition, position, etc.
      3. To remain fresh or unspoiled:
      1. To take notice; give heed:
      2. (Regional) To bring (an object or idea) to mind; remember.
      3. (--- Upper Southern US) To have in mind as a goal or purpose; intend.
      1. To be guided by; submit to the control of
      2. To carry out or comply with (a command, for example).
      3. To carry out (an instruction or order)
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  5. To mark (a day or an event) with ceremonies of respect, festivity, or rejoicing

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Another word for observe

  1. To notice

  2. To watch

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  3. To comment

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  4. To commemorate

  5. To abide by

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