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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Observe  \Ob*serve"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Observed};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Observing}.]  [L.  observare  observatum  ob  (see 
  {Ob-})  +  servare  to  save,  preserve,  keep  heed,  observe: 
  cf.F.  observer.  See  {Serve}.] 
  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 
  Ye  shall  observe  the  feast  of  unleavened  bread. 
  --Ex.  xii.  17. 
  He  wolde  no  such  cursedness  observe.  --Chaucer. 
  Must  I  budge?  Must  I  observe  you?  --Shak. 
  With  solemn  purpose  to  observe  Immutably  his 
  sovereign  will  --Milton. 
  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. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  1:  discovered  or  determined  by  scientific  observation; 
  "variation  in  the  ascertained  flux  depends  on  a  number 
  of  factors";  "the  discovered  behavior  norms"; 
  "discovered  differences  in  achievement";  "no 
  explanation  for  the  observed  phenomena"  [syn:  {ascertained}, 
  2:  witnessed  at  first  hand  [syn:  {seen}] 

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