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observe



verb
1. discover or determine the existence, presence, or fact of (Freq. 39)
- She detected high levels of lead in her drinking water
- We found traces of lead in the paint
Syn:
detect, find, discover, notice
Derivationally related forms:
notice (for: notice), discoverer (for: discover), discovery (for: discover), find (for: find), finder (for: find), finding (for: find), observable, observant, observer, observation, observance, detection (for: detect), detector (for: detect), detecting (for: detect)
Hypernyms:
spy, sight
Hyponyms:
find out, catch out, sense, instantiate, trace, see
Verb Group:
discover, find
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s something
- Somebody ----s somebody
- Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
2. make mention of (Freq. 17)
- She observed that his presentation took up too much time
- They noted that it was a fine day to go sailing
Syn:
note, mention, remark
Derivationally related forms:
remark (for: remark), mention (for: mention), mentioner (for: mention), observer, observation, note (for: note)
Hypernyms:
state, say, tell
Hyponyms:
comment, notice, remark, point out
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s something
- Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
3. observe with care or pay close attention to (Freq. 12)
- Take note of this chemical reaction
Syn:
note, take note
Derivationally related forms:
observable, observant, observer, observation
Entailment:
perceive, comprehend
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s something
- Somebody ----s somebody
- Somebody ----s (for: take note)
4. watch attentively (Freq. 10)
- Please observe the reaction of these two chemicals
Derivationally related forms:
observable, observation, observance
Hypernyms:
watch
Hyponyms:
bird, birdwatch, monitor, supervise, scout,
reconnoiter, reconnoitre, track
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s
- Somebody ----s something
- Somebody ----s somebody
- The customs agents observe the bags for drugs
5. show respect towards (Freq. 4)
- honor your parents!
Syn:
respect, honor, honour, abide by
Ant:
disrespect (for: respect)
Derivationally related forms:
honorable (for: honor), honoring (for: honor), respect (for: respect), respecter (for: respect)
Hypernyms:
accept
Hyponyms:
lionize, lionise, celebrate, tolerate
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s something
- Somebody ----s somebody
6. behave as expected during of holidays or rites (Freq. 3)
- Keep the commandments
- celebrate Christmas
- Observe Yom Kippur
Syn:
celebrate, keep
Derivationally related forms:
celebration (for: celebrate), celebrant (for: celebrate), celebrator (for: celebrate), observant, observance
Hyponyms:
commemorate, mark, mourn, solemnize, solemnise
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s something
7. follow with the eyes or the mind (Freq. 2)
- Keep an eye on the baby, please!
- The world is watching Sarajevo
- She followed the men with the binoculars
Syn:
watch, follow, watch over, keep an eye on
Derivationally related forms:
observer, observation, watch (for: watch)
Hypernyms:
check, check up on, look into, check out, suss out,
check over, go over, check into
Hyponyms:
keep tabs on, guard, invigilate, proctor
Verb Group:
trace, follow
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s something
- Somebody ----s somebody
- Something ----s something
- The children observe the ball
8. stick to correctly or closely (Freq. 1)
- The pianist kept time with the metronome
- keep count
- I cannot keep track of all my employees
Syn:
keep, maintain
Derivationally related forms:
observation
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s something
9. conform one's action or practice to
- keep appointments
- she never keeps her promises
- We kept to the original conditions of the contract
Syn:
keep
Ant:
break (for: keep)
Derivationally related forms:
keeping (for: keep), observance
Hyponyms:
make good
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s something

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