Definition of surveil
: to subject to surveillance
Recent Examples of surveil from the Web
In 2016, the FBI sought and obtained a secret warrant to surveil Page, The Washington Post reported.
There are trail cams and drones and night-vision goggles that could be used — perhaps illegally — to surveil the landscape in hopes of catching the hider.
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Origin and Etymology of surveil
back-formation from surveillance
First Known Use: 1884See Words from the same year
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