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Synonyms for spying

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. spying(noun)

    keeping a secret or furtive watch

    espial, spotting, catching, undercover work, detection

  2. spying, undercover work(noun)

    the act of keeping a secret watch for intelligence purposes

    espial, spotting, catching, undercover work, detection

  3. detection, catching, espial, spying, spotting(noun)

    the act of detecting something; catching sight of something

    detective work, staining, sleuthing, sensing, detecting, detection, signal detection, catching, espial, maculation, undercover work, spotting, contracting

Editors Contribution

  1. surveiling

    a synonym for surveil is to keep an eye on. that phrase infers that it is for information gathering in a covert manner. spying has the connotation of covert information gathering.

    Submitted by Artemis on April 12, 2019  

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  1. List of paraphrases:

    espionage, spy

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