[ ser-veyl ]
/ sərˈveɪl /
verb (used with object), sur·veilled, sur·veil·ling.
to place under surveillance.
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Origin of surveil
First recorded in 1965–70; back formation from surveillance
Words nearby surveil
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Example sentences from the Web for surveil
Then it dawned on him—he could surveil himself for the authorities.
So, the ability to surveil everyone on the planet is almost there, and arguably will be there within a few years.Julian Assange Blasts NSA Spying, Says ‘Obama Administration Isn’t Serious’at SXSW|Marlow Stern|March 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
British Dictionary definitions for surveil
/ (sɜːˈveɪl) /
to observe closely the activities of (a person or group)
Word Origin for surveil
C20: back formation from surveillance
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