Surveil vs. Survey

Surveil vs. Survey — Is There a Difference?
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Difference Between Surveil and Survey

Surveilverb

To keep under surveillance.

Surveyverb

To look over the parts, features, or contents of; view broadly

surveyed the neighborhood from a rooftop.surveyed the shelves in the pantry.

Surveilverb

To keep someone or something under surveillance.

The plaintiff also stresses that the store as a whole, and the customer exits especially, were closely surveilled.

Surveyverb

To look at or examine carefully and appraise

surveyed the storm damage. ].

Surveilverb

keep under surveillance;

The police had been following him for weeks but they could not prove his involvement in the bombing

Surveynoun

The act of surveying; a general view.

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Surveynoun

A particular view; an examination, especially an official examination, of a particular group of items, in order to ascertain the condition, quantity, or quality.

A survey of the stores of a ship; a survey of roads and bridges; a survey of buildings.

Surveynoun

The operation of finding the contour, dimensions, position, or other particulars of any part of the Earth's surface.

Surveynoun

A measured plan and description of any portion of country.

The owners of the adjoining plots had conflicting surveys.

Surveynoun

An examination of the opinions of a group of people.

The local council conducted a survey of its residents to help it decide whether to go ahead with the roadside waste collection service.

Surveynoun

A questionnaire or similar instrument used for examining the opinions of a group of people.

I just filled out that survey on roadside waste pick-up.

Surveynoun

(historical) An auction at which a farm is let for three lives.

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Surveynoun

(US) A district for the collection of customs under a particular officer.

Surveyverb

To inspect, or take a view of; to view with attention, as from a high place; to overlook

He stood on a hill, and surveyed the surrounding country.

Surveyverb

To view with a scrutinizing eye; to examine.

Surveyverb

To examine with reference to condition, situation, value, etc.; to examine and ascertain the state of

It was his job to survey buildings in order to determine their value and risks.

Surveyverb

To determine the form, extent, position, etc., of, as a tract of land, a coast, harbor, or the like, by means of linear and angular measurements, and the application of the principles of geometry and trigonometry

to survey land or a coast

Surveyverb

To examine and ascertain, as the boundaries and royalties of a manor, the tenure of the tenants, and the rent and value of the same.

Surveyverb

To investigate the opinions, experiences, etc., of people by asking them questions; to conduct a survey; to administer a questionnaire.

Surveynoun

a detailed critical inspection

Surveynoun

short descriptive summary (of events)

Surveynoun

the act of looking or seeing or observing;

he tried to get a better view of ithis survey of the battlefield was limited

Surveyverb

consider in a comprehensive way;

He appraised the situation carefully before acting

Surveyverb

look over in a comprehensively, inspect;

He surveyed his new classmates

Surveyverb

keep under surveillance;

The police had been following him for weeks but they could not prove his involvement in the bombing

Surveyverb

hold a review (of troops)

Surveyverb

make a survey of; for statistical purposes

Surveyverb

plot a map of (land)