- 1 police something (of the police, army, etc.) to go around a particular area to make sure that no one is breaking the law there The border will be policed by UN officials.
- 2police something (of a committee, etc.) to make sure that a particular set of rules is obeyed synonym monitor The profession is policed by its own regulatory body. The government has called on newspapers to police themselves.
NAmE//pəˈlis//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they police
he / she / it polices
past simple policed
-ing form policing