English Thesaurus

Synonyms of 'patrol'

(verb) 
Definition
to engage in a patrol of (a place)
Prison officers continued to patrol the grounds.
Synonyms
police
the UN force whose job it is to police the border
,
guard
Gunmen guarded homes near the cemetery.
,
keep watch (on)
, ,
range (over)
, , , ,
make the rounds (of)
,
keep guard (on)
,
walk or pound the beat (of)
(noun) 
Definition
a person or group that carries out such an action
The trespassers fled after they were challenged by a patrol.
Synonyms
guard
The prisoners overpowered their guards and locked them in a cell.
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watch
Keep a close watch on him while I'm gone.
, ,
watchman
He worked for ten years as a watchman in a factory.
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sentinel
a watchful sentinel
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patrolman

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Additional synonyms

in the sense of sentinel
Definition
a sentry
a watchful sentinel
in the sense of watch
Definition
the act or an instance of watching
Keep a close watch on him while I'm gone.
in the sense of watchman
Definition
a man employed to guard buildings or property
He worked for ten years as a watchman in a factory.
Synonyms
security guard,
security man,

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