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OBSERVE, obzerv'. L. observo ob and servo, to keep or hold. The sense is to hold in view, or to keep the eyes on.

1. To see or behold with some attention to notice as, to observe a halo round the moon I observed a singular phenomenon we observe strangers or their dress. I saw the figure, but observed nothing peculiar in it.
2. To take notice or cognizance of by the intellect. We observe nice distinctions in arguments, or a peculiar delicacy of thought.
3. To utter or express, as a remark, opinion or sentiment to remark. He observed that no man appears great to his domestics.
4. To keep religiously to celebrate.

A night to be much observed to the Lord. Exodus 12 .

Ye shall observe the feast of unleavened bread. Exodus 12 .

Ye observe days, and months, and times, and years. Galatians 4 .

5. To keep or adhere to in practice to comply with to obey as, to observe the laws of the state to observe the rules and regulations of a society.

Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you. Matthew 28 .

6. To practice.

In the days of Enoch, the people observed not circumcision or the sabbath.

OBSERVE, observ'.

1. To remark. I have heard the gentleman's arguments, and shall hereafter observe upon them.
2. To be attentive.

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The unabridged 1828 version of this dictionary in the SwordSearcher Bible Software.

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Entry for 'Observe'. King James Dictionary.

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