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surveil

[ ser-veyl ]
/ sərˈveɪl /
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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
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British Dictionary definitions for surveil

surveil
/ (sɜːˈveɪl) /

verb (tr)

to observe closely the activities of (a person or group)

Word Origin for surveil

C20: back formation from surveillance
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