- to place under surveillance.
Origin of surveil
Examples from the Web for surveilled
Contemporary Examples of surveilled
We are living in a surveilled world, in an era saturated with our need for attention.A ‘Truman Show’ For Today: The Return of Josh Harris
July 11, 2014
It was post-Stalin, and they were unthreatened by the gulag, but censored and surveilled.Inside the Kabokovs' ‘Strange City’
June 13, 2014
They worked more thoroughly, with a larger team who surveilled Breivik around the clock.Norway Puts Hate on Trial, With Anders Behring Breivik’s Ugly Beliefs
April 15, 2012
- to observe closely the activities of (a person or group)
Word Origin for surveil
1904, back-formation from surveillance. Sometimes also surveille. Related: Surveilled; surveilling.