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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
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