Synonyms of observe in English:

observe


See definition of observe

verb

1‘she observed that almost all the chairs were occupied’

SYNONYMS

notice, see, note, perceive, discern, remark, spot, detect, discover, distinguish, make out

literary espy, descry, behold

ANTONYMS

overlook, fail to see

2‘Rob stood in the hall, from where he could observe the happenings on the street’

SYNONYMS

watch, see, look at, eye, contemplate, view, survey, regard, witness, keep an eye on, scrutinize, keep under observation, keep watch on, keep under surveillance, monitor, keep under scrutiny, watch like a hawk, keep a weather eye on, spy on, check out, reconnoitre

informal get a load of, keep tabs on, keep a tab on, case, keep a beady eye on

British informal clock, take a butcher's at, take a dekko at, take a gander at, take a shufti at, recce

North American informal eyeball

archaic twig

rare surveil

3‘‘You look tired,’ she observed’

SYNONYMS

comment, remark, say, mention, note, declare, announce, state, utter, pronounce, interpose, interject

formal opine

4‘the European Council called on the parties involved to observe the ceasefire’

SYNONYMS

comply with, abide by, keep, obey, adhere to, conform to, heed, honour, respect, be heedful of, pay attention to, follow, acquiesce in, consent to, accept, defer to, fulfil, stand by

ANTONYMS

disregard, ignore, break

5‘relations gathered to observe the funeral rites’

SYNONYMS

participate in, partake in, be present at, celebrate, keep

commemorate, solemnize, mark, memorialize, remember, recognize