surveil 1904, back formation from SURVEILLANCE (Cf. surveillance). Related: Surveilled; surveilling.

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  • surveil — [sər vāl′] vt. surveilled, surveilling to engage in surveillance of; keep watch over …   English World dictionary

  • surveil — transitive verb (surveilled; surveilling) Etymology: back formation from surveillance Date: 1914 to subject to surveillance …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • surveil — /seuhr vayl /, v.t., surveilled, surveilling. to place under surveillance. [1965 70; back formation from SURVEILLANCE] * * * …   Universalium

  • surveil — verb /sɚˈveɪl/ To keep someone under surveillance. The plaintiff also stresses that the store as a whole, and the customer exits especially, were closely surveilled …   Wiktionary

  • surveil — sur·veil …   English syllables

  • surveil — sur•veil [[t]sərˈveɪl[/t]] v. t. veilled, veil•ling cvb to place under surveillance • Etymology: 1965–70; back formation from surveillance …   From formal English to slang

  • surveil — /səˈveɪl/ (say suh vayl), /sɜˈveɪl/ (say ser vayl) verb (t) (surveilled, surveilling) Chiefly Military to conduct a surveillance of. Usage: This is a backformation which is still not considered correct usage by some …   Australian English dictionary

  • surveil — verb keep under surveillance The police had been following him for weeks but they could not prove his involvement in the bombing • Syn: ↑follow, ↑survey • Verb Group: ↑pursue, ↑follow • Verb Frames …   Useful english dictionary

  • To Surveil With Love — To Surveil, With Love Episodio de Los Simpson Episodio n.º Temporada 21 Episodio 461 Código de producción MABF12 Guionista(s) Michael Nobori Director Lance Kramer Estrellas invitadas …   Wikipedia Español

  • To Surveil with Love — «To Surveil with Love» «Шпионить с любовью» Эпизод «Симпсонов» Постер к эпизоду Номер эпизода 461 …   Википедия

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