suhr veI [or] s@r veI
definition 1: to take an overall look at.
example: He stood on the cliff a while, surveying the landscape below.
example: We surveyed the remaining tasks that had to be done.
definition 2: to examine in detail; scrutinize.
example: She surveyed his face for any signs of deceit.
example: I surveyed the application forms for any errors before sending them in.
definition 3: to carry out a survey of; canvass.
example: They surveyed the neighborhood and found out that most people were against the zoning proposal.
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