Synonyms of observed


1. detect, observe, find, discover, notice, spy, sight

usage: discover or determine the existence, presence, or fact of; "She detected high levels of lead in her drinking water"; "We found traces of lead in the paint"

2. note, observe, mention, remark, state, say, tell

usage: make mention of; "She observed that his presentation took up too much time"; "They noted that it was a fine day to go sailing"

3. note, take note, observe

usage: observe with care or pay close attention to; "Take note of this chemical reaction"

4. observe, watch

usage: watch attentively; "Please observe the reaction of these two chemicals"

5. respect, honor, honour, abide by, observe, accept

usage: show respect towards; "honor your parents!"

6. observe, celebrate, keep

usage: behave as expected during of holidays or rites; "Keep the commandments"; "celebrate Christmas"; "Observe Yom Kippur"

7. watch, observe, follow, watch over, keep an eye on, check, check up on, look into, check out, suss out, check over, go over, check into

usage: follow with the eyes or the mind; "Keep an eye on the baby, please!"; "The world is watching Sarajevo"; "She followed the men with the binoculars"

8. observe, keep, maintain

usage: stick to correctly or closely; "The pianist kept time with the metronome"; "keep count"; "I cannot keep track of all my employees"

9. observe, keep

usage: conform one's action or practice to; "keep appointments"; "she never keeps her promises"; "We kept to the original conditions of the contract"


1. ascertained, discovered, observed, determined (vs. undetermined)

usage: discovered or determined by scientific observation; "variation in the ascertained flux depends on a number of factors"; "the discovered behavior norms"; "discovered differences in achievement"; "no explanation for the observed phenomena"

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