Synonyms of watch in English:

watch


See definition of watch

verb

1‘Philippa continued to watch him as he spoke’

SYNONYMS

observe, view, look at, eye, gaze at, stare at, gape at, peer at

contemplate, survey, feast one's eyes on, watch like a hawk, keep a weather eye on

inspect, scrutinize, scan, examine, study, take in, take stock of, glance at

see, notice, spot, glimpse, spy, catch sight of, lay one's eyes on, perceive, witness

ogle, leer at, make eyes at

pay attention to, regard, attend, take note of, mark

informal check out, get a load of, recce, eyeball, not take one's eyes off

British informal take a dekko at, take a butcher's at

literary behold

ANTONYMS

ignore, disregard

2‘he was being watched by plain-clothes police’

SYNONYMS

spy on, keep watch on, keep an eye on, keep in sight, keep track of, track, monitor, survey, follow, keep under observation, keep under surveillance

informal keep tabs on, keep a beady eye on, stake out

rare surveil

3‘we need to find a trustworthy person to watch the kids’

SYNONYMS

look after, mind, take care of, care for, supervise, superintend, tend, attend to, minister to, foster, nurse, guard, safeguard, protect

informal keep an eye on

ANTONYMS

neglect

4‘they came to a large set of steel doors, watched over by a single guard’

SYNONYMS

guard, stand guard over, keep guard on, protect, shield, preserve, defend, safeguard, screen, shelter

cover, patrol, police, picket, keep a lookout at

5‘most women watch their diet during pregnancy’

SYNONYMS

be careful about, be careful of, exercise care about, exercise caution about, exercise restraint about

be aware of, pay attention to, consider, take into account, take into consideration, bear in mind, keep in mind

mind, attend to, pay heed to


noun

1‘Harvey looked at his watch and said ‘Time to get ready’’

SYNONYMS

timepiece, chronometer, small clock, timer

wristwatch, pocket watch, fob watch, digital watch, stopwatch

2‘we kept watch on the yacht’

SYNONYMS

guard, vigil, lookout, an eye

observance, observation, surveillance, vigilance, view, notice

3‘Ratagan took the first watch while the rest slept’

SYNONYMS

shift, stint, spell, stretch, turn


Phrases

    watch out/it/yourself

      ‘‘Watch out’ he yelled’

      SYNONYMS

      be careful, be watchful, beware, be on the watch, be wary, be cautious, be on your guard, mind out, look out, pay attention, take care, take heed, have a care, be on the alert, be on the lookout, keep a sharp lookout, be vigilant, be on the qui vive

      informal

      keep an eye open, keep an eye out, keep one's eyes peeled, keep one's eyes skinned

    watch (out) for

      ‘he made idle banter as they watched for the van’

      SYNONYMS

      look out for, wait for, await, stand by for, hold back for

      anticipate, expect

      informal

      keep an eye open for