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observe

US [əbˈzɜrv]
UK [əbˈzɜː(r)v]
  • v.观察;看到;庆祝;监视
  • Web遵守;注意到;观测
Simple Present:observes  Present Participle:observing  Past Tense:observed  
observe
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v.
1.
看到;注意到;观察到to see or notice sb/sth
Have you observed any changes lately?
最近你注意到什么变化没有?
All the characters in the novel are closely observed(= seem like people in real life) .
小说中的人物个个栩栩如生。
The police observed a man enter the bank.
警察注意到一个男人走进了银行。
They observed him entering the bank.
他们看见他走进银行。
She observed that all the chairs were already occupied.
她发现所有的椅子都有人坐了。
He was observed to follow her closely.
有人看到他紧跟着她。
2.
[t][i]
观察;注视;监视to watch sb/sth carefully, especially to learn more about them
I felt he was observing everything I did.
我觉得他正在注视着我做的每一件事。
The patients were observed over a period of several months.
这些病人被观察了数月之久。
He observes keenly, but says little.
他观察敏锐,但言语寥寥。
They observed how the parts of the machine fitted together.
他们观看了机器零件的组装过程。
3.
[t]
~ that….+ speech
说话;评论to make a remark
She observed that it was getting late.
她说天色晚了。
4.
[t]
~ sth
遵守(规则、法律等)to obey rules, laws, etc.
Will the rebels observe the ceasefire?
叛乱者会遵守停火协议吗?
The crowd observed a minute's silence(= were silent for one minute) in memory of those who had died.
众人为死者默哀一分钟。
5.
[t]
~ sth
庆祝;庆贺;欢度to celebrate festivals, birthdays, etc.
Do they observe Christmas?
他们过不过圣诞节?

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