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What is another word for police?

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Noun
The police or law enforcement
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“The police have arrested several people who were alleged to have been involved in the incident.”
Noun
A detective who carries out investigations on a crime or given incident
Noun
A government-owned agency
Verb
To maintain law and order, typically by guarding or protecting
“The police had to set up traffic lights to control the traffic and stationed officers there around the clock to police the event.”
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To monitor or keep watch over
“The biggest change will be how officers actually police the city.”
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To keep something under control
“Special police and detectives recruited from the Pinkerton and three other agencies had been hired to police the crowd.”
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To enforce a rule, law or regulation
“Referees and their assistants have a very difficult job trying to police this law of the game.”
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To regulate the speed or amount of something given or administered
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To protect or defend someone or something
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To arrange into groups or into a systematic order
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Verb
To tidy up the appearance of
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