verb (used with object), sur·veilled, sur·veil·ling.
- suruga bay,
- surveillance society,
- survey course
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.
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|Michael Daly|October 16, 2013|DAILY BEAST
FBI agents are said to have observed him surveilling his alleged target on August 9.
Eventually, the organization was surveilling much of the American left.
Word Origin for surveil
1904, back-formation from surveillance. Sometimes also surveille. Related: Surveilled; surveilling.