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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Observe  \Ob*serve"\,  v.  i. 
  1.  To  take  notice;  to  give  attention  to  what  one  sees  or 
  hears;  to  attend. 
  2.  To  make  a  remark;  to  comment;  --  generally  with  on  or 
  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]: 
  v  1:  discover  or  determine  the  existence,  presence,  or  fact  of 
  "She  detected  high  levels  of  lead  in  her  drinking 
  water";  "We  found  traces  of  lead  in  the  paint"  [syn:  {detect}, 
  {find},  {discover},  {notice}] 
  2:  make  mention  of  "She  observed  that  his  presentation  took  up 
  too  much  time";  "They  noted  that  it  was  a  fine  day  to  go 
  sailing"  [syn:  {note},  {mention},  {remark}] 
  3:  observe  with  care  or  pay  close  attention  to  "Take  note  of 
  this  chemical  reaction"  [syn:  {note},  {take  note}] 
  4:  watch  attentively;  "Please  observe  the  reaction  of  these  two 
  5:  show  respect  towards;  "honor  your  parents!"  [syn:  {respect}, 
  {honor},  {honour},  {abide  by}]  [ant:  {disrespect}] 
  6:  celebrate,  as  of  holidays  or  rites;  "Keep  the  commandments"; 
  "celebrate  Christmas";  "Observe  Yom  Kippur"  [syn:  {celebrate}, 
  7:  follow  with  the  eyes  or  the  mind;  "Keep  an  eye  on  the  baby, 
  please!";  "The  world  is  watching  Sarajevo";  "She  followed 
  the  men  with  the  binoculars"  [syn:  {watch},  {follow},  {watch 
  over},  {keep  an  eye  on}] 
  8:  observe  correctly;  "keep  time,  keep  count  keep  track  of" 
  [syn:  {keep},  {maintain}] 
  9:  conform  one's  action  or  practice  to  of  appointments, 
  promises,  conditions,  etc  [syn:  {keep}] 

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