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Definition of Observe


  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. To express as what has been noticed; to utter as a remark; to say in a casual or incidental way; to remark.
  4. To take notice; to give attention to what one sees or hears; to attend.
  5. To make a remark; to comment; -- generally with on or upon.

Observe Quotations

Look at the means which a man employs, consider his motives, observe his pleasures. A man simply cannot conceal himself!

Observe all men, thyself most.
Benjamin Franklin

Observe good faith and justice toward all nations. Cultivate peace and harmony with all.
George Washington

He that raises a large family does, indeed, while he lives to observe them, stand a broader mark for sorrow; but then he stands a broader mark for pleasure too.
Benjamin Franklin

You can observe a lot by just watching.
Yogi Berra
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Observe Translations

observe in Dutch is opvolgen, handelen volgens
observe in French is respecter, surveiller, accomplir, observons
observe in Italian is percepire, osservare, vigilare, compiere, eseguire
observe in Latin is video vidi visum, servo
observe in Portuguese is observar
observe in Spanish is percibir, acatar
observe in Swedish is betrakta, observera, iakttaga, beakta, varsebli

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