observe Meaning in Cambridge Learner Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of "observe" - Learner English Dictionary

See all translations

observe

verb [T]
 
 
/əbˈzɜːv/
WATCH B2 to watch someone or something carefully: Children learn by observing adults.Using the eyesEyesight, glasses and lensesThe eye and surrounding areaPerceptive
NOTICE formal to notice somethingUsing the eyesEyesight, glasses and lensesThe eye and surrounding areaPerceptive
SAY formal to make a remark about something you have noticed: "It's still raining," he observed.Remarks and remarkingExpressing and asking opinions
OBEY to obey a law, rule, or religious custom: to observe the lawObedient and compliantObeying and breaking the lawObeying and breaking the lawObedient and compliantDisobedientBad and wrong behaviour
(Definition of observe from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “observe” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day
stretch the truth

to say something that is not completely honest in order to make someone or something seem better than it really is

Word of the Day

July 4th, Bastille Day, and the language of revolution.
July 4th, Bastille Day, and the language of revolution.
by Liz Walter,
July 01, 2015
With the USA’s Independence Day on the 4th and France’s Bastille Day on the 14th, July certainly has a revolutionary theme, so this blog looks at words and phrases we use to talk about the dramatic and nation-changing events that these days celebrate. In particular, it focuses on one of the most

Read More 

generation pause noun
generation pause noun
July 06, 2015
informal young adults who are not able to do things previously typical for their age group such as buy a home or start a family because of lack of money Meanwhile, a new study released last week revealed a quarter of Brits believe they’ll never own a property, leading them to be

Read More