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Synonyms for observeəbˈzɜrv

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. detect, observe, find, discover, notice(verb)

    discover or determine the existence, presence, or fact of

    "She detected high levels of lead in her drinking water"; "We found traces of lead in the paint"

    Synonyms:
    line up, detect, recover, chance upon, follow, strike, let out, find oneself, get wind, get, get hold, reveal, keep an eye on, attain, let on, find, acknowledge, retrieve, get word, fall upon, rule, notice, disclose, divulge, chance, abide by, determine, see, find out, keep, key, come up, remark, bring out, celebrate, watch over, comment, take note, honor, identify, name, encounter, learn, come upon, happen, watch, receive, happen upon, feel, describe, point out, chance on, incur, come across, expose, observe, get a line, distinguish, witness, honour, mention, pick up, give away, ascertain, mark, maintain, unwrap, break, respect, bump, light upon, regain, obtain, discover, key out, note, hear

  2. note, observe, mention, remark(verb)

    make mention of

    "She observed that his presentation took up too much time"; "They noted that it was a fine day to go sailing"

    Synonyms:
    point out, note, notice, watch over, cite, keep, bring up, take down, detect, respect, honor, take note, observe, advert, abide by, comment, watch, name, follow, honour, maintain, discover, refer, mention, mark, find, celebrate, remark, keep an eye on

  3. note, take note, observe(verb)

    observe with care or pay close attention to

    "Take note of this chemical reaction"

    Synonyms:
    note, notice, watch over, keep, take down, detect, respect, honor, take note, observe, abide by, watch, follow, honour, maintain, discover, mention, mark, find, celebrate, remark, keep an eye on

  4. observe(verb)

    watch attentively

    "Please observe the reaction of these two chemicals"

    Synonyms:
    note, notice, watch over, keep, watch, detect, respect, honor, take note, abide by, follow, honour, maintain, discover, mention, find, celebrate, remark, keep an eye on

  5. respect, honor, honour, abide by, observe(verb)

    show respect towards

    "honor your parents!"

    Synonyms:
    value, note, notice, watch over, comply, keep, mention, watch, detect, respect, honor, esteem, observe, abide by, prize, follow, reward, honour, maintain, discover, find, prise, celebrate, remark, take note, keep an eye on

  6. observe, celebrate, keep(verb)

    behave as expected during of holidays or rites

    "Keep the commandments"; "celebrate Christmas"; "Observe Yom Kippur"

    Synonyms:
    detect, retain, hold open, hold back, keep an eye on, hold on, find, continue, stay fresh, notice, abide by, honor, lionise, keep, remark, go on, celebrate, watch over, take note, proceed, go along, watch, follow, save, observe, prevent, restrain, honour, mention, lionize, keep open, keep on, preserve, respect, maintain, keep back, sustain, hold, discover, fete, note

  7. watch, observe, follow, watch over, keep an eye on(verb)

    follow with the eyes or the mind

    "Keep an eye on the baby, please!"; "The world is watching Sarajevo"; "She followed the men with the binoculars"

    Synonyms:
    conform to, detect, take in, play along, postdate, come, espouse, travel along, keep an eye on, watch out, fall out, find, view, adopt, notice, come after, comply, keep, pursue, abide by, determine, see, find out, look on, be, remark, keep abreast, celebrate, watch over, stick with, take note, honor, take after, keep up, survey, watch, look out, follow, stick to, observe, surveil, honour, mention, succeed, respect, accompany, ascertain, catch, maintain, trace, learn, discover, note, check

  8. observe, keep, maintain(verb)

    stick to correctly or closely

    "The pianist kept time with the metronome"; "keep count"; "I cannot keep track of all my employees"

    Synonyms:
    detect, retain, hold open, asseverate, conserve, hold back, keep an eye on, exert, hold on, find, continue, stay fresh, wield, assert, notice, abide by, honor, keep, defend, remark, go on, celebrate, watch over, take note, proceed, keep up, go along, watch, follow, uphold, save, observe, prevent, restrain, honour, mention, keep open, keep on, preserve, respect, maintain, keep back, sustain, hold, discover, note

  9. observe, keep(verb)

    conform one's action or practice to

    "keep appointments"; "she never keeps her promises"; "We kept to the original conditions of the contract"

    Synonyms:
    detect, retain, hold open, hold back, keep an eye on, hold on, find, continue, stay fresh, notice, abide by, honor, keep, remark, go on, celebrate, watch over, take note, proceed, go along, watch, follow, save, observe, prevent, restrain, honour, mention, keep open, keep on, preserve, respect, maintain, keep back, sustain, hold, discover, note

Wiktionary

  1. observe(verb)

    Synonyms:
    celebrate

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. observe

    To celebrate any event or occasion is to make some demonstration of respect or rejoicing because of or in memory of it, or to perform such public rites or ceremonies as it properly demands. We celebrate the birth, commemorate the death of one beloved or honored. We celebrate a national anniversary with music and song, with firing of guns and ringing of bells; we commemorate by any solemn and thoughtful service, or by a monument or other enduring memorial. We keep the Sabbath, solemnize a marriage, observe an anniversary; we celebrate or observe the Lord's Supper in which believers commemorate the sufferings and death of Christ.

    Synonyms:
    celebrate, commemorate, keep, solemnize

    Antonyms:
    contemn, despise, dishonor, disregard, forget, ignore, neglect, overlook, profane, violate

    Preposition:
    We celebrate the day with appropriate ceremonies; the victory was celebrated by the people, with rejoicing.

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. observe(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    notice, remark, note, watch, eye, mark, take note of, pay attention to

  2. observe(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    fulfil, obey, follow, comply with, conform to, adhere to, be faithful to

  3. observe(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    celebrate, regard, keep, solemnize

  4. observe(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    take notice

  5. observe(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    make a remark


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