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surveillance

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of surveillance

  1. 1 the duty or function of watching or guarding for the sake of proper direction or control <a neutral country charged with the surveillance of the post-war rebuilding effort> Synonyms care, charge, guidance, headship, oversight, regulation, stewardship, superintendence, superintendency, supervisionRelated Words monitoring, observance, observation, observing, policing; administration, control, direction, generalship, hand(s), management, running; leadership, piloting, shepherding, steering; government, reign, rule; aegis (also egis), auspices, guardianship, protection, trusteeship, tutelage

  2. 2 an act or period of watching for signs of activity, danger, or opportunity <government surveillance of suspected terrorists> Synonyms lookout, vigil, watchRelated Words observance, observation, supervision; inspection, scrutiny





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