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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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Miss Pross and he divided the night into two watches, and observed him at intervals from the adjoining room.
After some time, when they observed that I made no more demands for meat, there appeared before me a person of high rank from his imperial majesty.
Let any one now consider with that little difficulty the king could have maintained his position in Italy had he observed the rules above laid down, and kept all his friends secure and protected; for although they were numerous they were both weak and timid, some afraid of the Church, some of the Venetians, and thus they would always have been forced to stand in with him, and by their means he could easily have made himself secure against those who remained powerful.
I have often observed how little young ladies are interested by books of a serious stamp, though written solely for their benefit.
Both of them, Grandfather observed, were men of wonderful talents and true patriotism.
Having for some time attentively observed these demonstrations of good cheer, I entered the Ti, where Mehevi sat complacently looking out upon the busy scene, and occasionally issuing his orders.
Respect, and yet more, a certain apprehension, for which he could not account, had hitherto restrained the Comte de Guiche from looking at Madame attentively, who, however, had observed him immediately, and had asked her mother, "Is not that Monsieur in the boat yonder?
A beacon fire blazed through the night on the same place, but the captain observed that all these signals might be treacherous.
The sea is no beautifier, certainly; sailors do grow old betimes; I have observed it; they soon lose the look of youth.
Only Evgenie Pavlovitch observed that Aglaya flushed up for a moment at this.
It's a foolish thing to take chances in a strange country," observed the Shaggy Man.
And when he had taken his hand from the lad's head, the latter observed that his hair was full of clotted blood.

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