[verb] 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" Synonyms: detect, find, discover, notice
[verb] make mention of; "She observed that his presentation took up too much time"; "They noted that it was a fine day to go sailing" Synonyms: note, mention, remark
[verb] observe with care or pay close attention to; "Take note of this chemical reaction" Synonyms: note, take note
[verb] watch attentively; "Please observe the reaction of these two chemicals"
[verb] celebrate, as of holidays or rites; "Keep the commandments"; "celebrate Christmas"; "Observe Yom Kippur" Synonyms: celebrate, keep
[verb] 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" Synonyms: watch, follow, watch over, keep an eye on
[verb] observe correctly or closely; "The pianist kept time with the metronome"; "keep count"; "I cannot keep track of all my employees" Synonyms: keep, maintain
[verb] conform one's action or practice to; "keep appointments"; "she never keeps her promises"; "We kept to the original conditions of the contract" Synonyms: keep