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police

verb [T]
 
 
/pəˈliːs/
to make sure that the rules of an activity, organization, industry, etc. are obeyed: It's impossible for the moderator to police all the comments that have been posted.
to control the way in which a possibly dangerous substance is dealt with or a dangerous activity is done: The use of these chemicals must be carefully policed.
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