Definition of observe :
1. To be on the watch respecting; to pay attention to; to notice with care; to see; to perceive; to discover; as, to observe an eclipse; to observe the color or fashion of a dress; to observe the movements of an army.
2. To express as what has been noticed; to utter as a remark; to say in a casual or incidental way; to remark.
3. To make a remark; to comment; - generally with on or upon.
4. To take notice of by appropriate conduct; to conform one's action or practice to; to keep; to heed; to obey; to comply with; as, to observe rules or commands; to observe civility.
5. To take notice; to give attention to what one sees or hears; to attend.
hold on, bring up, save, keep an eye on, hear, custom, defend, speak out, get, keep open, asseverate, stick to, receive, spot, sound off, come after, reveal, articulate, follow/watch someone's every move, key out, assert, spy on, keep back, prise, chance, succeed, prize, espy, conform to, mores, get word, restrain, strike, be, continue, express, keep to, descry, uphold, chance upon, adopt, chance on, light upon, allow, retain, identify, play along, keep (a) watch, unwrap, take after, stick with, formulate, goose-step, institution, trick or treat, eye, manners, honour, stand over, encounter, watch for, lionize, weigh in, get a line, exert, surveil, hold open, detect, retrieve, point out, keep abreast, wield, pursue, proceed, go along, look on, lionise, comment, come up, look out, awareness, prevent, air, postdate, come, tradition, happen upon, fall out, value, conserve, rule, pronounce on, practice, keep on, maintain, stay fresh, trace, watch over, travel along, advert, keep, discover, take note, mind, mention, describe, take down, same, be on the lookout for, local color, sustain, remark, ascertain, let on, fall, expose, find oneself, remember, hold, pick up, divulge, adhere to, happen, recognize, get wind, notice, pick out, give away, watch out, bump, break, keep up, take in, esteem, reward, carry out, note, key, cite, acknowledge, follow, accompany, espouse, let out, knowledge, preserve, words, make out, mark, name, listen, learn, recover, abide by, distinguish, obtain, go on, incur, find, come upon, bring out, feel, editorialize, find out, attain, refer, catch, legacy, regain, fall upon, hold back, get hold, come across, line up, disclose
conform (part of speech: verb)
imagine (part of speech: verb)
evince (part of speech: verb)
betoken, document, determine, evince, demonstrate, state, corroborate, exemplify, establish, indicate, support, connote, vouch, prove, adduce, illustrate, certify, witness, manifest, confirm, avouch, attest, substantiate, testify, exhibit, validate, declare, authenticate, depose
examine (part of speech: verb)
observe (part of speech: verb)
celebrate (part of speech: verb)
cheer, commemorate, party, frolic, fete, hail, carouse, honor, inaugurate, rejoice, venerate, jubilate, exult, proclaim, laud, glorify, solemnize, enjoy, make merry, praise, revel, salute, trumpet, memorialize, acclaim, hallow, celebrate
comply (part of speech: verb)
cave, fulfill, submit, kowtow, surrender, capitulate, assent, consent, respect, accept, succumb, comply, defer, cede, adhere, genuflect, bend, obey, conform, bow, concur, yield, agree, acquiesce, knuckle under
see (part of speech: verb)
- " I don't know," said he " but I observe all respectable family- men do- there must be something in it- I shall discover the secret by and by." - "Ernest Maltravers, Complete", Edward Bulwer-Lytton.
- I want him to see the body first, and to observe that nothing has been touched. - "The Green Mummy", Fergus Hume.
- Did you observe no one in particular? - "Mr. Hogarth's Will", Catherine Helen Spence.