- to place under surveillance.
Origin of surveil
Examples from the Web for surveilling
Included in these documents were Hong Kong and Chinese IP addresses that the NSA was surveilling.Snowden’s Beijing Benefactors?
Gordon G. Chang
January 3, 2014
Al-Ruqai is specifically charged with surveilling the U.S. embassy in Nairobi in preparation for the attack.Gripping His Koran, Anas al-Liby Has His Day in Court
October 16, 2013
FBI agents are said to have observed him surveilling his alleged target on August 9.Undercover Muslim Agents: Mission Accomplished
October 19, 2012
Eventually, the organization was surveilling much of the American left.A Jewish Group's Shameful Smear
October 15, 2010
Investigators had been surveilling Zazi for quite some time.Feds on a Terror Tear
Karen Greenberg, Francesca Laguardia
September 29, 2009
- to observe closely the activities of (a person or group)
Word Origin and History for surveilling
1904, back-formation from surveillance. Sometimes also surveille. Related: Surveilled; surveilling.