WORD OF THE WEEK
FULL DEFINITION OF OBSERVE
1: to conform one's action or practice to (as a law, rite, or condition) : comply with
2: to inspect or take note of as an augury, omen, or presage
3: to celebrate or solemnize (as a ceremony or festival) in a customary or accepted way
4a : to watch carefully especially with attention to details or behavior for the purpose of arriving at a judgment
b : to make a scientific observation on or of
5: to come to realize or know especially through consideration of noted facts
6: to utter as a remark
1a : to take notice
EXAMPLES OF OBSERVE
- The class will be observing the movements of fish.
- The patient must be observed constantly.
- Children learn by observing their parents and others.
- The new teacher will give the lesson today and the principal will observe.
- We observed a large flock of birds heading north.
- He observed two children playing with marbles on the street corner.
- She observed that every man in the room had removed his hat.
- Few cases of the disease have been observed in humans.
RELATED TO OBSERVE
Near Antonyms disoblige; challenge, dare; refuse, renounce, repudiate; direct, lead;brush off, disregard, ignore, overlook, overpass, pass over, tune out,wink (at); dismiss, pooh-pooh (also pooh), shrug off; breach, break,infringe, transgress, violate; deride, flout, mock, scoff (at), scorn;mutiny (against), revolt (against); buck, combat, contest, dispute,fight, oppose, resist, withstand