Antonyms for observe

Grammar : Verb
Spell : uhb-zurv
Phonetic Transcription : əbˈzɜrv

Definition of observe

Origin :
  • late 14c., "to hold to" (a manner of life or course of conduct), from Old French observer, osserver "to observe, watch over, follow" (10c.), from Latin observare "watch over, note, heed, look to, attend to, guard, regard, comply with," from ob "over" (see ob-) + servare "to watch, keep safe," from PIE root *ser- "to protect." Meaning "to attend to in practice, to keep, follow" is attested from late 14c. Sense of "watch, perceive, notice" is 1560s, via notion of "see and note omens." Meaning "to say by way of remark" is from c.1600. Related: Observed; observing.
  • verb see, notice
  • verb comment, remark
  • verb celebrate, commemorate
  • verb abide by, obey
Example sentences :
  • Milza was the first to observe that her absence was unusually protracted.
  • Extract from : « Philothea » by Lydia Maria Child
  • He joyed to observe that these men of incredible millions had no hauteur.
  • Extract from : « The Spenders » by Harry Leon Wilson
  • I observe the workings of unemotional law and sometimes record them.
  • Extract from : « The Spenders » by Harry Leon Wilson
  • When you see them, you will observe how he endeavours to hold me to this correspondence.
  • Extract from : « Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9) » by Samuel Richardson
  • Do you observe this red glow,—dusky, too, amid all the brightness?
  • Extract from : « Other Tales and Sketches » by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • You will observe that she has fine rugs in her dressing room and bathroom.
  • Extract from : « Her Father's Daughter » by Gene Stratton-Porter
  • Miss Whitmore, you will observe, had learned to interrupt when she had anything to say.
  • Extract from : « Chip, of the Flying U » by B. M. Bower
  • Look now at the street, and observe a strange people entering it.
  • Extract from : « Main Street » by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • I was to come and observe you become distinguished—I was to watch what you could do!
  • Extract from : « Quaint Courtships » by Various
  • Yet observe what pitfalls beset the path of the popular fictionist.
  • Extract from : « Quaint Courtships » by Various

Synonyms for observe

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