Synonyms for watch over

Grammar : Verb
Spell : woch
Phonetic Transcription : wɒtʃ

Top 10 synonyms for watch over Other synonyms for the word watch over

Définition of watch over

Origin :
  • Old English wæcce "a watching," from wæccan (see watch (v.)). Sense of "sentinel" is recorded from c.1300; that of "person or group officially patroling a town (especially at night) to keep order, etc." is first recorded 1530s. Meaning "period of time in which a division of a ship's crew remains on deck" is from 1580s. Sense of "period into which a night was divided in ancient times" translates Latin vigilia, Greek phylake, Hebrew ashmoreth.
  • The Hebrews divided the night into three watches, the Greeks usually into four (sometimes five), the Romans (followed by the Jews in New Testament times) into four. [OED]
  • The meaning "small timepiece" is from 1580s, developing from that of "a clock to wake up sleepers" (mid-15c.).
  • As in keep : verb tend; provide for
  • As in lead : verb guide physically
  • As in manage : verb be in charge, control
  • As in minister : verb help, serve
  • As in nurse : verb care for, tend
  • As in overlook : verb have a view of something
  • As in protect : verb take care of; guard from harm
  • As in safeguard : verb protect
  • As in shelter : verb provide safety, cover
  • As in tend : verb care for
  • As in care : verb tend to
  • As in chaperon : verb accompany for supervision
  • As in cover : verb protect, guard
  • As in cradle : verb hold in arms; nurture
  • As in defend : verb protect
  • As in heed : verb give care, thought to
Example sentences :
  • Do you watch over their conduct with a vigilant and paternal eye?
  • Extract from : « Female Scripture Biographies, Vol. II » by Francis Augustus Cox
  • If you can serve him, my mother's soul will watch over you as a guardian angel.
  • Extract from : « Night and Morning, Complete » by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • God, who tempers the wind to the shorn lamb, will watch over you!
  • Extract from : « Alice, or The Mysteries, Complete » by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • Then, in an obliging spirit, she called to her and offered to watch over her things.
  • Extract from : « The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete » by Emile Zola
  • For they must watch over the districts assigned to them, and also act as judges.
  • Extract from : « Laws » by Plato
  • From her home in heaven she had come down to watch over her son on earth.
  • Extract from : « The Eternal City » by Hall Caine
  • He trusted to the gods who watch over the destinies of the bold.
  • Extract from : « The Historical Nights Entertainment, Second Series » by Rafael Sabatini
  • Nor did it content the Godhead merely to watch over the interests of man's body.
  • Extract from : « The Memorabilia » by Xenophon
  • I shall request your husband, himself to watch over your ways.
  • Extract from : « Erdgeist (Earth-Spirit) » by Frank Wedekind
  • You are to watch over Miss Williamson and see that she resumes her calling.
  • Extract from : « Australia Revenged » by Boomerang

Antonyms for watch over

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