observer

noun
ADJECTIVE
casual

To the casual observer, it would have looked like any other domestic argument.

informed, knowledgeable (esp. AmE)
acute, astute, careful, close, keen, shrewd
experienced, long-time, seasoned
sceptical/skeptical
sympathetic
detached, impartial, neutral, objective, unbiased
reasonable
external, independent, outside

Independent observers will monitor the elections.

trained
foreign, international
American, Western, etc.
industry, legal, media, military, political

Some military observers fear the US could get entangled in another war.

election
human
passive
VERB + OBSERVER
send

Observers were sent to check the conduct of the elections.

attend sth as
impress, puzzle, shock, strike, stun, surprise

The suddenness of this move surprised observers.

OBSERVER + VERB
see sth
note sth, say sth
agree sth
believe sth, think sth
expect sth, predict sth
attend sth

The talks were attended by observers from eight Arab countries and Israel.

monitor sth
PHRASES
status

The country was granted observer status at the summit.

bias
PREPOSITION
as an observer

I attended the conference as an observer.

observer of

an observer of the American cultural scene

PHRASES
lead observers to conclude, suggest, etc. sth

Difficulties in the housing market have led some observers to conclude that house prices will fall dramatically.


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  • Observer — may refer to person who is observing. More specialised meanings follow. Contents 1 Computer science and information theory 2 Fiction 3 Music 4 Physics …   Wikipedia

  • observer — OBSERVER. v. a. Accomplir, suivre ce qui est prescrit par quelque loy, par quelque regle. Observer les commandemens de Dieu. un bon Religieux doit observer sa regle. observer le silence, le jeusne &c. observer les statuts. observer les loix, les… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Observer — (engl.: Beobachter oder Observator) steht für: The Observer, eine englische Zeitung The Observer (Sri Lanka), eine Zeitung in Sri Lanka Observer (Luftsport), ein Schiedsrichter bei Luftsportwettbewerben Observer (Entwurfsmuster), ein… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • observer — UK US /əbˈzɜːvər/ noun [C] ► a person who watches and studies what happens but has no active part in it: an observer of sth »He is close observer of the situation on Wall Street. »One industry observer noted: The car market is going through a… …   Financial and business terms

  • Observer — Ob*serv er, n. 1. One who observes, or pays attention to, anything; especially, one engaged in, or trained to habits of, close and exact observation; as, an astronomical observer. [1913 Webster] The observed of all observers. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Observer — Observer: The Observer  «Обозреватель», еженедельная английская газета, входит в группу The Guardian. См. также Наблюдатель …   Википедия

  • Observer — Observer, The a serious British Sunday newspaper which generally supports fairly ↑left wing political ideas. The Observer is owned by the same company that owns The Guardian …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • observer — [əb zʉrv′ər] n. 1. a person who observes something; specif., a) a soldier manning an observation post b) a person who attends an assembly, convention, etc., not as an official delegate but only to observe and report the proceedings c) an official …   English World dictionary

  • observer — index bystander, eyewitness, spy, witness Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • observer — (n.) 1550s, one who keeps a rule, custom, etc., agent noun from OBSERVE (Cf. observe). Meaning one who watches and takes notice is from 1580s; this is the sense of the word in many newspaper names …   Etymology dictionary

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