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tr.v. sur·veilled, sur·veil·ling, sur·veils
To keep under surveillance.

[Back-formation from surveillance.]




vb (tr)
(Law) to observe closely the activities of (a person or group)
[C20: back formation from surveillance]



v.t. -veilled, -veil•ling.
to place under surveillance.
[1965–70; back formation from surveillance]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.surveil - keep under surveillance; "The police had been following him for weeks but they could not prove his involvement in the bombing"
pursue, follow - follow in or as if in pursuit; "The police car pursued the suspected attacker"; "Her bad deed followed her and haunted her dreams all her life"


[səˈveɪl] VT (US) → vigilar
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That part of Sinai is very hilly and a good 100 km from Israel, so if we have the means to surveil it from the border, it would be a feat that I would doff my hat to," said Rubin, a former consultant for Israel's Defence Ministry.
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Although it was unconstitutional, the AK Party government used the book to surveil unsuspecting citizens based on their ideological and political beliefs, or their ethnic and religious affiliations.