Translation of "observe" - English-Spanish dictionary

observe

verb uk /əbˈzɜːv/ (present participle observing, past tense and past participle observed)

to watch someone or something carefully

observar
Children learn by observing adults.

(Translation of “observe” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

observe

verb /əbˈzəːv/

to notice

observar, notar
I observed her late arrival.

to watch carefully

observar, ver
She observed his actions with interest.

to obey

cumplir, respetar
We must observe the rules.

to make a remark

señalar
’It’s a lovely day’, he observed.
observance noun

the act of obeying rules etc

observancia, cumplimiento
the observance of the law.

the act of observing (a tradition etc)

observancia
the observance of religious holidays.
observant adjective

quick to notice

observador
An observant witness remembered the car’s registration number.
observation /ob-/ noun

the act of noticing or watching

observación
She is in hospital for observation.

a remark

observación, comentario
She made some interesting observations about the sculpture.
observatory noun (plural observatories)

a place for observing and studying the stars, weather etc.

observatorio
observer noun

a person who observes

observador
To the casual observer, everything may have seemed normal
UN observers have uncovered evidence of another massacre.

(Translation of “observe” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)