observes

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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Observe \Ob*serve"\, verb (used without an object)

1. To take notice; to give attention to what one sees or hears; to attend.

2. To make a remark; to comment; to make an observation[3]; -- generally with on or upon. [1913 Webster +PJC]

I have barely quoted . . . without observing upon it. --Pope.

Syn: To remark. See {Remark}.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Observe \Ob*serve"\ ([o^]b*z[~e]rv"), verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Observed} ([o^]b*z[~e]rvd"); 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 civility.

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 notice; to discover; as, to observe an eclipse; to observe the color or fashion of a dress; to observe the movements of an army; to observe an accident. [1913 Webster +PJC]

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) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

observe

verb

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}, {observe}, {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}, {observe}, {mention}, {remark}]

3: observe with care or pay close attention to; "Take note of this chemical reaction" [syn: {note}, {take note}, {observe}]

4: watch attentively; "Please observe the reaction of these two chemicals"

5: show respect towards; "honor your parents!" [syn: {respect}, {honor}, {honour}, {abide by}, {observe}] [ant: {disrespect}]

6: behave as expected during of holidays or rites; "Keep the commandments"; "celebrate Christmas"; "Observe Yom Kippur" [syn: {observe}, {celebrate}, {keep}]

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}, {observe}, {follow}, {watch over}, {keep an eye on}]

8: stick to correctly or closely; "The pianist kept time with the metronome"; "keep count"; "I cannot keep track of all my employees" [syn: {observe}, {keep}, {maintain}]

9: conform one's action or practice to; "keep appointments"; "she never keeps her promises"; "We kept to the original conditions of the contract" [syn: {observe}, {keep}] [ant: {breach}, {break}, {go against}, {infract}, {offend}, {transgress}, {violate}]

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