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observe

1. verb notice2. verb watch closely3. verb watch sth scientifically4. verb obey rule, agreement etc5. verb accept custom, ritual etc6. verb say or write sth 1 verb notice TRANSITIVEtabhair faoi dearasuntas a dhéanamh dewe observed that they eat a lot thugamar faoi deara go n-itheann siad go leorhe was observed cutting the rope chonacthas é ag gearradh na téide, tugadh faoi deara é ag gearradh an rópa 2 verb watch closely
TRANSITIVEbreathnaigh ar PhrV  c m uféach ar PhrV  c m ufair verb  c m utabhair faoi dearacoimhéad verb  c m uthe woman was observing him bhí an bhean á fhaire, bhí an bhean á choimhéad, bhí an bhean ag coimeád súil air, bhí an bhean á thabhairt faoi dearaobserve what happens next féach cad a tharlaíonn ansin, coimhéad an rud a tharlaíonn ansin, tabhair faoi deara an rud a tharlaíonn ansin
INTRANSITIVEféach verb  c m ubreathnaigh verb  c m uamharc verb  c m uall he did was observe ní dhearna sé faic ach féachaint, ní dhearna sé dada ach breathnú
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3 verb watch sth scientifically TRANSITIVEscrúdaigh verb  c m ubreathnaigh verb  c m uwe hope to observe these changes tá súil againn na hathruithe seo a scrúdúhe observed how they reacted to it bhreathnaigh sé conas a chuaigh sé i bhfeidhm orthuthe same symptoms were observed in 53% of cases fuarthas na siomptóim chéanna i 53% de na cásanna 4 verb obey rule, agreement etc TRANSITIVElean verb  c m ucloígh le PhrV  c m ucoinnigh le PhrV  c m ucomhlíon verb  c m uyou must observe the rules caithfidh tú cloí leis na rialacha, caithfidh tú na rialacha a leanúint, caithfidh tú na rialacha a chomhlíonadhshe didn't observe the speed limit níor chloígh sí leis an teorainn luais 5 verb accept custom, ritual etc TRANSITIVEcoimeád verb  c m ucoinnigh verb  c m uto observe the Sabbath an Domhnach a choimeád, an Domhnach a choinneáilthey don't observe that custom here ní choimeádann siad an nós sin anseo, níl aon ghlacadh acu leis an nós sin anseoa minute's silence was observed bhí nóiméad ciúnais ann 6 verb say or write sth TRANSITIVEabair verb  c m uluaigh verb  c m u'It's glass,' he observed. 'Gloine atá ann,' ar sé.she observed that it wasn't official yet luaigh sí nach raibh sé oifigiúil go fóill

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