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observe

(Obey), verb abide by, acquiesce, adhere to, attend, be faithful to, be guided by, be regulated by, be subbissive to, bow to, carry out, cling to, comply with, conform, conservare, cooperate, discharge, do the will of, execute, follow, fulfill, heed, honor, keep, obey, observare, pay attention to, perform, respect, satisfy, show regard for, yield to
Associated concepts: observe the laws

observe

(Remark), verb announce, articulate, assert, aver, comment, communicate, couch in terms, declare, express, give expression to, give tongue to, give utterance to, give voice to, impart, make a remark, make mention of, mention, muse, phrase, proclaim, put into words, say, state, tell, utter, vocalize, voice

observe

(Watch), verb animadvertere, attend, be a spectator, be a witness, be attentive, be aware, be conncious, be vigilant, behold, command a view, descry, deeote attention to, direct the eyes to, espy, examine, eye, follow, gaze at, give attention to, give heed to, have in sight, heed, hold in view, inspect, keep an eye on, keep in sight, keep in view, lay eyes on, look, look at, mark, mind, note, notice, observare, pay attention, pay heed, peer at, perceive, peruse, reconnoiter, regard, review, scan, scout, scrutinize, see, spectare, spy, survey, take cognizance of, take note, take notice, take stock, turn the attention to, turn the eyes on, view
Associated concepts: eyewitness
See also: abide, adhere to, bear, check, comment, comply, conform, consider, detect, discern, discover, examine, express, find, fulfill, heed, keep, mention, monitor, note, notice, obey, patrol, perceive, perform, peruse, phrase, pierce, police, probe, regard, relate, remark, scrutinize, spy, study, survey, tell, tolerate, witness

TO OBSERVE, civil law. To perform that which has been prescribed by some law or usage. Dig., 1, 3, 32.

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As she observes, whites "linked black public life to criminal activity in the postwar period.
Yet she also observes that some of their tactics "heightened class divisions among blacks.
New magnetic imaging research has shown that, unlike in normal children, the mirror neuron system in autistic children fails to work while they imitate and observe emotions.
Those departments are losing people and, with the economic climate being what it is, it's hard to find money to fill the slots," observes George DiBlasi of the Massachusetts Police Chiefs Association.
Robert Wistrich talks at some length about the ambiguous legacy of both of these princes of the church, and then, widening his scope to the German episcopate in general, observes that their elevation is anomalously accompanied in the document by "utter silence about the German church's acquiescence and, at times, complicity in the Shoah.
Not only is the Mediterranean version of this plant incredibly tall, vigorous, and invasive, Meinesz observes, but "it's thriving where it should not even be surviving"--waters where winter temperatures would be expected to kill it.
Over and over again prayer and other forms of religious ritual have become, since 1980, the excuse for outrageous behavior in the name of God," observes Alley.
Once you carefully observe and go beyond the surface behavior of these people, you can't fail to encounter archetypes.
Eve observes that the people he has polled were exposed to such teaching, yet in many cases chose to reject or ignore it.
If a pathologist observes invasive disease in the excised gland, doctors will conduct further tests to gauge whether and how much the malignancy has spread -- thereby assessing the need for follow-up surgery and for postsurgical radiation therapy, chemotherapy, or both.
Solar Max was put up in 1980 to observe the sun as a joint effort of NASA, the U.