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Synonyms of police in English:


  • police force, police officers, policemen, policewomen, officers of the law, the forces of law and order, law enforcement officers, law enforcement agency;
    British  constabulary;
    Scottish & Irish  polis;
    French gendarmerie;
    German Polizei;
    Italian carabinieri
    historical watch
    informal the cops, the fuzz, the law, the Man, the boys in blue, the long arm of the law
    British informal the (Old) Bill
    North American informal the heat, …'s finest
    informal, derogatory pigs, the filth, Babylon
  • verb

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  • 1 it would not be possible to police the area effectively
    maintain law and order in, keep the peace in, keep guard over, keep watch on, watch over, guard, protect, defend, patrol, make the rounds of
  • 2 the cost of policing the demonstration
    control, keep in order, keep under control, regulate
  • 3 the regulations will be policed by Environmental Health officers
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