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Analyze vs. Observe — What's the Difference?

Analyze vs. Observe — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Analyze and Observe

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Analyze

To examine methodically by separating into parts and studying their interrelations.
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Observe

Notice or perceive (something) and register it as being significant
She observed that all the chairs were already occupied
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Analyze

(Chemistry) To make a chemical analysis of.
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Observe

Make a remark
‘It's chilly,’ she observed
A stockbroker once observed that dealers live and work in hell
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Analyze

(Mathematics) To make a mathematical analysis of.
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Observe

Fulfil or comply with (a social, legal, ethical, or religious obligation)
A tribunal must observe the principles of natural justice
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Analyze

To psychoanalyze.
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Observe

To be or become aware of, especially through careful and directed attention; notice
Observed a car leaving the property.
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Analyze

(transitive) To subject to analysis.
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Observe

To watch attentively
Observe a child's behavior.
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Analyze

(transitive) To resolve (anything complex) into its elements.
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Observe

To make a systematic or scientific observation of
Observe the orbit of a comet.
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Analyze

(transitive) To separate into the constituent parts, for the purpose of an examination of each separately.
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Observe

To say casually; remark
"'It's nice to have somebody to wait on you,' she observed, with a laugh" (Upton Sinclair).
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Analyze

(transitive) To examine in such a manner as to ascertain the elements or nature of the thing examined; as, to analyze a fossil substance, to analyze a sentence or a word, or to analyze an action to ascertain its morality.
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Observe

To adhere to or abide by; comply with
Observe the terms of a contract.
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Analyze

To subject to analysis; to resolve (anything complex) into its elements; to separate into the constituent parts, for the purpose of an examination of each separately; to examine in such a manner as to ascertain the elements or nature of the thing examined; to consider in detail in order to discover essential features or meaning; as, to analyze an action to ascertain its morality; to analyse a sonnet by Shakespeare; to analyse the evidence in a criminal trial; to analyse your real motives.
No one, I presume, can analyze the sensations of pleasure or pain.
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Observe

To act in acknowledgment of (a holiday, for example); keep or celebrate
Observe an anniversary.
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Analyze

Make a mathematical, chemical, or grammatical analysis of; break down into components or essential features; as, to analyse a specimen; to analyze a fossil substance; to analyze a sentence or a word; to analyse a chemical compound.
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Observe

To maintain (silence or a period of silence), as out of respect for someone who has died.
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Analyze

Subject to psychoanalytic treatment.
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Observe

To take notice
Stood by the window observing.
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Analyze

Consider in detail and subject to an analysis in order to discover essential features or meaning;
Analyze a sonnet by Shakespeare
Analyze the evidence in a criminal trial
Analyze your real motives
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Observe

To say something; make a comment or remark
Observed upon the unusual weather.
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Analyze

Make a mathematical, chemical, or grammatical analysis of; break down into components or essential features;
Analyze a specimen
Analyze a sentence
Analyze a chemical compound
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Observe

To watch or be present without participating actively
We were invited to the conference solely to observe.
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Analyze

Break down into components or essential features;
Analyze today's financial market
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Observe

(transitive) To notice or view, especially carefully or with attention to detail.
From this vantage point we can observe the behavior of the animals in their natural habitat.
She got up before dawn to observe the lunar eclipse.
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Analyze

Subject to psychoanalytic treatment;
I was analyzed in Vienna by a famous psychiatrist
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Observe

(transitive) To follow or obey the custom, practice, or rules (especially of a religion).
Please observe all posted speed limits.
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Observe

(transitive) To take note of and celebrate (a holiday or similar occurrence); to follow (a type of time or calendar reckoning).
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Observe

(intransitive) To comment on something; to make an observation.
The senator observed that the bill would be detrimental to his constituents.
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Observe

(archaic) An observation remark, comment or judgement.
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Observe

To take notice of by appropriate conduct; to conform one's action or practice to; to keep; to heed; to obey; to comply with; as, to observe rules or commands; to observe civility.
Ye shall observe the feast of unleavened bread.
He wolde no such cursedness observe.
Must I budge? Must I observe you?
With solemn purpose to observeImmutably his sovereign will.
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Observe

To be on the watch respecting; to pay attention to; to notice with care; to see; to perceive; to notice; to discover; as, to observe an eclipse; to observe the color or fashion of a dress; to observe the movements of an army; to observe an accident.
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Observe

To express as what has been noticed; to utter as a remark; to say in a casual or incidental way; to remark.
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Observe

To take notice; to give attention to what one sees or hears; to attend.
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Observe

To make a remark; to comment; to make an observation{3}; - generally with on or upon.
I have barely quoted . . . without observing upon it.
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Observe

Discover or determine the existence, presence, or fact of;
She detected high levels of lead in her drinking water
We found traces of lead in the paint
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Observe

Make mention of;
She observed that his presentation took up too much time
They noted that it was a fine day to go sailing
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Observe

Observe with care or pay close attention to;
Take note of this chemical reaction
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Observe

Watch attentively;
Please observe the reaction of these two chemicals
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Observe

Show respect towards;
Honor your parents!
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Observe

Celebrate, as of holidays or rites;
Keep the commandments
Celebrate Christmas
Observe Yom Kippur
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Observe

Follow with the eyes or the mind;
Keep an eye on the baby, please!
The world is watching Sarajevo
She followed the men with the binoculars
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Observe

Observe correctly or closely;
The pianist kept time with the metronome
Keep count
I cannot keep track of all my employees
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Observe

Conform one's action or practice to;
Keep appointments
She never keeps her promises
We kept to the original conditions of the contract
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