verb (used with object), ob·served, ob·serv·ing.
verb (used without object), ob·served, ob·serv·ing.
- observation car,
- observation post,
Origin of observe
Examples from the Web for well-observed
“The Queen had some most amusing and well-observed lines about Thatcher,” says a family friend.Margaret Thatcher and Queen Elizabeth’s Complicated Relationship|Andrew Marr|April 8, 2013|DAILY BEAST
It would be easy to multiply examples of this kind, particularly those of well-observed telepathic cases.
No doubt you recall his first novel, The Sheep Path, a sincere and well-observed study of feminine temperament.
On the other hand, well-observed premonitions are of immense importance.
It is a well-observed law of Nature that man must be organized in harmony with the condition of climate, otherwise he perishes.Martyria|Augustus C. Hamlin
In well-observed cases apparently we do not find the stupor reaction without either coincident or preceding ideas of death.Benign Stupors|August Hoch
Word Origin for observe
late 14c., "to hold to" (a manner of life or course of conduct), from Old French observer, osserver "to observe, watch over, follow" (10c.), from Latin observare "watch over, note, heed, look to, attend to, guard, regard, comply with," from ob "over" (see ob-) + servare "to watch, keep safe," from PIE root *ser- "to protect." Meaning "to attend to in practice, to keep, follow" is attested from late 14c. Sense of "watch, perceive, notice" is 1560s, via notion of "see and note omens." Meaning "to say by way of remark" is from c.1600. Related: Observed; observing.