Synonyms of 'watchdog'
1 guardianDictionary, monitor, inspector
the government's consumer watchdog, the Office of Fair Trading
2 guard dogDictionary
A good watchdog can be a faithful friend as well as a deterrent to intruders.
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The custodian of an official building, a companies' assets, or something else valuable is the person who is officially in charge of it.
the custodian of the holy shrine in Mecca
An inspector is a person, usually employed by a government agency, whose job is to find out whether people are obeying official regulations.
The mill was finally closed down by safety inspectors.
If you refer to someone as your protector, you mean that they protect you from being harmed.
Many mothers see their son as a protector and provider.
Thesaurus for watchdog from the Collins English Thesaurus
A watchdog is a person or committee whose job is to make sure that companies do not act illegally or irresponsibly.