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OBSERVE, v.t. obzerv'. [L. observo; ob and servo, to keep or hold. The sense is to hold in view, or to keep the eyes on.]

1. To see or behold with some attention; to notice; as, to observe a halo round the moon; I observed a singular phenomenon; we observe strangers or their dress. I saw the figure, but observed nothing peculiar in it.

2. To take notice or cognizance of by the intellect. We observe nice distinctions in arguments, or a peculiar delicacy of thought.

3. To utter or express, as a remark, opinion or sentiment; to remark. He observed that no man appears great to his domestics.

4. To keep religiously; to celebrate.

A night to be much observed to the Lord. Ex. 12.

Ye shall observe the feast of unleavened bread. Ex. 12.

Ye observe days, and months, and times, and years. Gal. 4.

5. To keep or adhere to in practice; to comply with; to obey; as, to observe the laws of the state; to observe the rules and regulations of a society.

Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you. Matt. 28.

6. To practice.

In the days of Enoch, the people observed not circumcision or the sabbath.

OBSERVE, v.i. observ'.

1. To remark. I have heard the gentleman's arguments, and shall hereafter observe upon them.

2. To be attentive.



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OBSERVE, v.t. obzerv'. [L. observo; ob and servo, to keep or hold. The sense is to hold in view, or to keep the eyes on.]

1. To see or behold with some attention; to notice; as, to observe a halo round the moon; I observed a singular phenomenon; we observe strangers or their dress. I saw the figure, but observed nothing peculiar in it.

2. To take notice or cognizance of by the intellect. We observe nice distinctions in arguments, or a peculiar delicacy of thought.

3. To utter or express, as a remark, opinion or sentiment; to remark. He observed that no man appears great to his domestics.

4. To keep religiously; to celebrate.

A night to be much observed to the Lord. Ex. 12.

Ye shall observe the feast of unleavened bread. Ex. 12.

Ye observe days, and months, and times, and years. Gal. 4.

5. To keep or adhere to in practice; to comply with; to obey; as, to observe the laws of the state; to observe the rules and regulations of a society.

Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you. Matt. 28.

6. To practice.

In the days of Enoch, the people observed not circumcision or the sabbath.

OBSERVE, v.i. observ'.

1. To remark. I have heard the gentleman's arguments, and shall hereafter observe upon them.

2. To be attentive.

OB-SERVE', v.i. [observ'.]

  1. To remark. I have heard the gentleman's arguments, and shall hereafter observe upon them.
  2. To be attentive.

OB-SERVE', v.t. [obzerv'; L. observo; ob and servo, to keep or hold. The sense is to fold in view, or to keep the eye on. See Class Sr, No. 34, 33, 45, and Class Dr, No. 32.]

  1. To see or behold with some attention; to notice; as, to observe a halo round the moon; I observed a singular phenomenon; we observe strangers or their dress. I saw the figure, but observed nothing peculiar in it.
  2. To take notice or cognizance of by the intellect. We observe nice distinctions in arguments, or a peculiar delicacy of thought.
  3. To utter or express, as a remark, opinion or sentiment; to remark. He observed that no man appears great to his domestics.
  4. To keep religiously; to celebrate. A night to be much observed to the Lord. Exod. xii. Ye shall observe the feast of unleavened bread. Exod. xii. Ye observe days, and months, and times, and years. Gal. iv.
  5. To keep or adhere to in practice; to comply with; to obey; as, to observe the laws of the state; to observe the rules and regulations of a society. Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you. Matth. xxviii.
  6. To practice. In the days of Enoch, the people observed not circumcision or the sabbath. White.

Ob*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 take notice; to give attention to what one sees or hears; to attend.
  3. To be on the watch respecting; to pay attention to; to notice with care; to see; to perceive; to discover; as, to observe an eclipse; to observe the color or fashion of a dress; to observe the movements of an army.
  4. To make a remark; to comment; -- generally with on or upon.

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

    Syn. -- To remark. See Remark.

  5. To express as what has been noticed; to utter as a remark; to say in a casual or incidental way; to remark.
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OBSERVE, verb transitive obzerv'. [Latin observo; ob and servo, to keep or hold. The sense is to hold in view, or to keep the eyes on.]

1. To see or behold with some attention; to notice; as, to observe a halo round the moon; I observed a singular phenomenon; we observe strangers or their dress. I saw the figure, but observed nothing peculiar in it.

2. To take notice or cognizance of by the intellect. We observe nice distinctions in arguments, or a peculiar delicacy of thought.

3. To utter or express, as a remark, opinion or sentiment; to remark. He observed that no man appears great to his domestics.

4. To keep religiously; to celebrate.

A night to be much observed to the Lord. Exodus 12:17.

Ye shall observe the feast of unleavened bread. Exodus 12:17.

Ye observe days, and months, and times, and years. Galatians 4:10.

5. To keep or adhere to in practice; to comply with; to obey; as, to observe the laws of the state; to observe the rules and regulations of a society.

Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you. Matthew 28:20.

6. To practice.

In the days of Enoch, the people observed not circumcision or the sabbath.

OBSERVE, verb intransitive observ'.

1. To remark. I have heard the gentleman's arguments, and shall hereafter observe upon them.

2. To be attentive.

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