Synonyms of 'private detective'
private investigatorDictionary, detective, private eye (informal)
She hired a private detective to search for evidence.
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A detective is someone whose job is to discover what has happened in a crime or other situation and to find the people involved. Some detectives work in the police force and others work privately.
Detectives are appealing for witnesses.
Thesaurus for private detective from the Collins English Thesaurus
A private detective is someone who you can pay to find missing people or do other kinds of investigation for you.