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observe meaning

EN[əbˈzɝv] [ɒbˈzɜːv] [əbˈzɜːv]
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    Definition of observe in English Dictionary

  • VerbSGobservesPRobservingPT, PPobserved
    1. VT To notice or view, especially carefully or with attention to detail.
      1. From this vantage point we can observe the behavior of the animals in their natural habitat. ‎
    2. VT To follow or obey the custom, practice, or rules (especially of a religion).
      1. Please observe all posted speed limits. ‎
    3. VI To comment on something; to make an observation.
      1. The senator observed that the bill would be detrimental to his constituents. ‎
  • More Examples
    1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
      • He then died intestate; and I observed that his heir-at-law was not actually seised of Whiteacre, the possession of which became vacant on his ancestor's death
      • Although we observed that collagen strongly induced the aggregation of platelets to potentially cause coronary microembolization, GH did not enhance thrombogenicity.
      • Moreover, we observed that compared with wake state, paralimbic-limbic cortex had less connectivity with neocortical system and centrencephalic structure in sleep.
    2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
      • No reduction in albuminuria, glomerulosclerotic index or cortical collagen deposition was observed.
      • Sometimes perivascular lymphocytic infiltrate and dyskeratotic keratinocytes as well as vacuolar degeneration in the basal epidermal layer can be observed.
      • An expression in macrogamonts or at the outer oocyst wall was not observed.
  • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
    1. Verbs
      • Reporting verbs
        • Intransitive verbs
          • Transitive verbs
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        Source: Wiktionary

        Meaning of observe for the defined word.

        Grammatically, this word "observe" is a verb, more specifically, a reporting verb, an intransitive verb and a transitive verb.
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