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observed Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. verb discover or determine the existence, presence, or fact of
    notice; observe; detect; find; discover.
    • She detected high levels of lead in her drinking water
    • We found traces of lead in the paint
  2. verb make mention of
    note; mention; remark; observe.
    • She observed that his presentation took up too much time
    • They noted that it was a fine day to go sailing
  3. verb observe with care or pay close attention to
    note; take note; observe.
    • Take note of this chemical reaction
  4. verb watch attentively
    • Please observe the reaction of these two chemicals
  5. verb show respect towards
    respect; abide by; observe; honor; honour.
    • honor your parents!
  6. verb behave as expected during of holidays or rites
    observe; celebrate; keep.
    • Keep the commandments
    • celebrate Christmas
    • Observe Yom Kippur
  7. verb follow with the eyes or the mind
    watch over; follow; observe; watch; keep an eye on.
    • Keep an eye on the baby, please!
    • The world is watching Sarajevo
    • She followed the men with the binoculars
  8. verb stick to correctly or closely
    observe; maintain; keep.
    • The pianist kept time with the metronome
    • keep count
    • I cannot keep track of all my employees
  9. verb conform one's action or practice to
    observe; keep.
    • keep appointments
    • she never keeps her promises
    • We kept to the original conditions of the contract
  10. adjective satellite discovered or determined by scientific observation
    discovered; ascertained.
    • variation in the ascertained flux depends on a number of factors
    • the discovered behavior norms
    • discovered differences in achievement
    • no explanation for the observed phenomena