Observe and View


Show Definitions
Observe verb – To keep one's eyes on.
Usage example: happily spent many hours observing the birds at the backyard feeder

View is a synonym for observe in watch topic. In some cases you can use "View" instead a verb "Observe", when it comes to topics like see, look.
Nearby Words: observation, observance, observed, observable, observing
Synonyms for Observe


Show Definitions
View verb – To look over closely (as for judging quality or condition).
Usage example: I'll have to view all of the evidence before making a decision

Observe is a synonym for view in look at topic. You can use "Observe" instead a verb "View", if it concerns topics such as activity, watch, look, see.
Nearby Words: viewpoint, viewed, viewing, viewer, viewable
Synonyms for View

Common collocations

humanity observe humanity view humanity
life observe life view life
people observe people view people
form observe form view form
Other nouns: scene, panel, situation, time, way, data, universe, world, information, magic, humans, events.

Both words in one sentence

  • Manhua / Ravages Of Time This view is expressed more than once by the characters: While Lu Bu was fighting off Yuan Shu, a historian from Cao Cao arrived to observe the battle.
  • A Day in the Limelight: A page of Junpei and Yukari's own LiveJournals are used to observe Minato from someone else's point of view.
  • Film / The Forgotten These are actually the point of view of aliens when they observe earth and follow the humans.
Cite this Source
View and Observe. (2016). Retrieved 2021, October 18, from https://thesaurus.plus/related/observe/view
Observe & View. N.p., 2016. Web. 18 Oct. 2021. <https://thesaurus.plus/related/observe/view>.
View or Observe. 2016. Accessed October 18, 2021. https://thesaurus.plus/related/observe/view.

Synonyms for observe
Share this picture

Synonyms for view
Share this picture

Google Ngram Viewer shows how "observe" and "view" have occurred on timeline: