Complete Definition of "observe"

English

Pronunciation
IPA|/ÊÊbËzÉv/ (CA)
audio|en-us-observe.ogg|Audio (US)

Verb
en-verb|observ|ing

  1. transitive To notice or view, especially carefully or with attention to detail.

#: From this vantage point we can observe the behavior of the animals in their natural habitat.

  1. transitive To follow the custom, practice, or rules (especially of a religion.)

#: Please observe all posted speed limits.

  1. intransitive To comment on something; to make an observation.

#: The senator observed that the bill would be detrimental to his constituents.

Translations
trans-top|to notice
Arabic: Arab|Ùاحظ IPAchar|(lÄħaÊa)
Chinese: è§å¯ (guÄnchá)
Czech: pozorovat
Dutch: observeren
Finnish: havainnoida, observoida
French: observer, remarquer
German: beobachten
Hungarian: észlel
Icelandic: t|is|skoða
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Italian: osservare
Japanese: t-|ja|èªãã|scJpan|trmitomeru, t-|ja|観å¯ãã|scJpan|trkansatsu suru
Korean: ê´ì°°íë¤ (gwanchalhada)
Portuguese: observar
Russian: наблÑдаÑÑ (nabljudátâ)
Spanish: observar
Swedish: observera, iaktta
Telugu: పరిశà±à°²à°¿à°à°à± (pariSeelimchu)
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trans-top|to follow
French: respecter, observer
Japanese: t+|ja|å®ã|scJpan|trmamoru
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Swedish: iaktta
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trans-top|to comment
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Derived terms
observance
observant
observation
observer

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