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  • nounwatching
  • nounsurveillance

synonyms for spying

  • surveillance
  • bugging
  • observing
  • prying
  • voyeurism
  • surveyance
  • wiretapping
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Even if spies don’t get access to the nation’s secrets, they can still gather information on politicians that could be useful.
WHAT WE KNOW ABOUT REP. ERIC SWALWELL’S TIES TO AN ALLEGED CHINESE SPYAMBER PHILLIPSDECEMBER 11, 2020WASHINGTON POST
When Tanvir denied it, they shifted their message, suddenly offering him money and immigration benefits for his wife if he agreed to become a spy.
SUPREME COURT RULES FOR MUSLIMS PLACED ON NO-FLY LIST AFTER REFUSING TO BECOME FBI INFORMANTSROBERT BARNESDECEMBER 10, 2020WASHINGTON POST
By embedding invisible images known as spy pixels in the message, senders can find out when you opened it, where you were, what device you were on, and how much time you spent scrolling through the contents.
THE MOST SIGNIFICANT SECURITY INNOVATIONS OF 2020BY YAEL GRAUER AND PURBITA SAHADECEMBER 2, 2020POPULAR-SCIENCE
The man said he was going undercover at various companies to ferret out would-be leakers and spies.
HOW A ‘DIABOLICAL’ FORMER DEA STAFFER CONNED THE INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITYRACHEL WEINEROCTOBER 28, 2020WASHINGTON POST
Just as an aside, the Westminster mission showed the reward as a silhouette of a man with a beret, but the spy turned out to be a middle-aged woman in a sharp blazer armed with a silencer.
‘WATCH DOGS: LEGION’ REVIEW IN PROGRESS: VIRTUAL LONDON IS LEGIT, BUT STORY’S A SNOOZE SO FARGENE PARKOCTOBER 28, 2020WASHINGTON POST
Only the quick wink of his eye reassures me of his interest, and gives warning of the spying guard.
PRISON MEMOIRS OF AN ANARCHISTALEXANDER BERKMAN
So spying of Payne in a gully, I went into him, and there staid, thinking to have gone to Chelsy with them.
DIARY OF SAMUEL PEPYS, COMPLETESAMUEL PEPYS
Then, making up his mind suddenly, he went down the arcade and out onto the sidewalk, for spying was not in his nature.
THE WOMAN GIVESOWEN JOHNSON
“I feel just as if it was the guardian spirit of an evil place, that it is spying on us and plotting to harm us,” she confessed.
A VIRGINIA SCOUTHUGH PENDEXTER
He need not fear being lost in the streets should he lose touch with those he was spying upon.
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WORDS RELATED TO SPYING

  • body mike
  • bug
  • bugging
  • care
  • control
  • direction
  • eagle eye
  • examination
  • eye
  • inspection
  • lookout
  • peeled eye
  • scrutiny
  • spying
  • stakeout
  • superintendence
  • supervision
  • surveyance
  • tab
  • tail
  • tap
  • track
  • vigil
  • vigilance
  • watch
  • wiretap
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