|1.||[ verb ] discover or determine the existence, presence, or fact of|
|Synonyms:||find notice discover detect|
"She detected high levels of lead in her drinking water" "We found traces of lead in the paint"
|Related terms:||sight develop trace find_out sense see instantiate discover observation determination discovery perceiver detector discovery discovery notice detection finding observation observation detecting discoverer detector|
|2.||[ verb ] make mention of|
|Synonyms:||note remark mention|
"She observed that his presentation took up too much time" "They noted that it was a fine day to go sailing"
|Related terms:||state comment remark observer notice note|
|3.||[ verb ] observe with care or pay close attention to|
"Take note of this chemical reaction"
|Related terms:||perceiver observation notice perceive|
|4.||[ verb ] watch attentively|
"Please observe the reaction of these two chemicals"
|Related terms:||watch monitor scout track bird observation observation|
|5.||[ verb ] show respect towards|
|Synonyms:||respect honor abide_by honour|
"honor your parents!"
|Related terms:||disrespect accept lionize tolerate respect esteem deference honoring|
|6.||[ verb ] celebrate, as of holidays or rites|
"Keep the commandments" "celebrate Christmas" "Observe Yom Kippur"
|Related terms:||commemorate mourn solemnize ceremony celebration celebrant celebration|
|7.||[ verb ] follow with the eyes or the mind|
|Synonyms:||watch keep_an_eye_on follow watch_over|
"Keep an eye on the baby, please!" "The world is watching Sarajevo" "She followed the men with the binoculars"
|Related terms:||check guard invigilate keep_tabs_on trace perceiver observation notice watch|
|8.||[ verb ] observe correctly or closely|
"The pianist kept time with the metronome" "keep count" "I cannot keep track of all my employees"
|Related terms:||observation observation observation|
|9.||[ verb ] conform one's action or practice to|
"keep appointments" "she never keeps her promises" "We kept to the original conditions of the contract"
|Related terms:||make_good keeping honoring|