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Adjective: observed  ub'zurvd
  1. Found or determined by scientific observation
    "no explanation for the observed phenomena";
    - ascertained, discovered
Verb: observe  ub'zurv
  1. Determine the existence, presence, or fact of
    - detect, find, discover, notice
  2. Speak of something; say to bring other people's attention to something
    "She observed that his presentation took up too much time";
    - note, mention, remark
  3. Pay close attention
    - note, take note
  4. Watch attentively
    "Please observe the reaction of these two chemicals"
  5. Show respect towards
    "observe your parents!";
    - respect, honor [US], honour [Brit, Cdn], abide by
  6. Behave as expected during holidays or rites
    "Observe Yom Kippur";
    - celebrate, keep
  7. Follow with the eyes or the mind
    "The world is observing Sarajevo";
    - watch, follow, watch over, keep an eye on
  8. Stick to correctly or closely
    "The pianist observed time with the metronome";
    - keep, maintain
  9. Conform one's action or practice to
    "observe appointments";
    - keep

See also: determined

Type of: accept, check, check into, check out, check over, check up on, descry, espy, go over, look into, say, sight, spot, spy, state, sus [Brit, informal], suss [Brit, informal], suss out [Brit, informal], tell, watch

Antonym: transgress

Encyclopedia: Observed