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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

To acquire knowledge, one must study; but to acquire wisdom, one must observe.
Marilyn vos Savant

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

First comes thought; then organization of that thought, into ideas and plans; then transformation of those plans into reality. The beginning, as you will observe, is in your imagination.
Napoleon Hill

You will reciprocally promise love, loyalty and matrimonial honesty. We only want for you this day that these words constitute the principle of your entire life and that with the help of divine grace you will observe these solemn vows that today, before God, you formulate.
Pope John Paul II

If you must break the law, do it to seize power: in all other cases observe it.
Julius Caesar
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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