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surveil

[ser-veyl] /sərˈveɪl/
verb (used with object), surveilled, surveilling.
1.
to place under surveillance.
Origin
1965-1970
1965-70; back formation from surveillance
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British Dictionary definitions for sur-veil

surveil

/sɜːˈveɪl/
verb (transitive)
1.
to observe closely the activities of (a person or group)
Word Origin
C20: back formation from surveillance
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