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Synonyms for watch

look at


spy on


be careful about


watch out for something or someone


  • keep a sharp lookout for
  • look out for
  • be alert for
  • be on the alert for
  • keep your eyes open for
  • be on your guard for
  • be on (the) watch for
  • be vigilant for
  • keep a weather eye open for
  • be watchful for
  • keep your eyes peeled or skinned for

watch out or watch it or watch yourself


  • be careful
  • look out
  • be wary
  • be alert
  • be on the lookout
  • be vigilant
  • take heed
  • have a care
  • be on the alert
  • watch yourself
  • keep your eyes open
  • be watchful
  • be on your guard
  • mind out
  • be on (the) watch
  • keep a sharp lookout
  • keep a weather eye open
  • keep your eyes peeled or skinned
  • pay attention

watch over something or someone: look after



Synonyms for watch

to look at or on attentively or carefully

to have the care and supervision of

watch out: to be careful

watch over: to direct and watch over the work and performance of others

the act of observing, often for an extended time

the act of carefully watching

a person or special body of persons assigned to provide protection or keep watch over, for example

a limited, often assigned period of activity, duty, or opportunity

a watch over the body of a dead person before burial


Synonyms for watch

a period of time (4 or 2 hours) during which some of a ship's crew are on duty

a purposeful surveillance to guard or observe

the period during which someone (especially a guard) is on duty

a person employed to keep watch for some anticipated event

the rite of staying awake for devotional purposes (especially on the eve of a religious festival)

observe with attention


Related Words

find out, learn, or determine with certainty, usually by making an inquiry or other effort

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