To view with interest or cautious scrutiny, as for the function of discovering and noting some thing; view; take note of: as, to observe trifles with interest; to observe a person's every movement.
particularly To at the mercy of organized evaluation and scrutiny for many clinical or useful purpose: since, to see normal phenomena for the intended purpose of ascertaining their laws and regulations; to observe meteorological indications for the purpose of forecasting the elements. See observation, 3.
To see; perceive; notice; comment; for this reason, to identify; discover: as, we observed a stranger nearing; to see an individual's uneasiness.
To notice and comment, or comment upon; relate to in terms; state; mention: as, what did you observe?
To heed; respect; thus, to regard with respect and deference; treat with respectful attention or consideration; humor.
To adhere to and complete in practice; comply with or conform to; obey: because, to see or watch the laws of culture; to observe the proprieties.
maintain with because of ceremonies; celebrate: since, to observe a holiday; to see or watch the sabbath.
Synonyms To eye, study, scrutinize.
Notice, Behold, an such like. (see see).
maintain, etc. (see celebrate), respect, fulfil, conform to.