WORD of THE WEEK

OBSERVE

OBSERVE: Definition and Video

ob·serve


əbˈzərv/


verb




1. notice or perceive (something) and register it as being significant.

"young people observe that decisions are made by others"

synonyms:notice, see, note, perceive, discern, detect, spot;


2. fulfill or comply with (a social, legal, ethical, or religious obligation).

"a tribunal must observe the principles of natural justice"

synonyms:comply with, abide by, keep, obey, adhere to, heed, honor, be heedful of, respect, follow, consent to, acquiesce in, accept, fulfill

"both countries agreed to observe the ceasefire"