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police

po·lice

police

 
 
pronunciation:
p lis
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a department of a town, city, or state government that has the power to enforce laws, investigate crimes, and keep order.
She called the police when she saw someone break into the bank.
similar words:
law
definition 2: the members of such a department.
The police taught us about bicycle safety.
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: policed, polices, policing
definition: to control, keep safe, or cause to obey the law.
Security guards policed the grounds of the White House.
Word Builder: police +
  • police car:
    a car in which police officers drive while they are working.
  • policeman:
    a man who is a member of the police.
  • police officer:
    a person who is a member of the police.
  • police station:
    the office of the police in a certain area.
  • policewoman:
    a woman who is a member of the police.
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