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verb [transitive] monitor pronunciation in British English /ˈmɒnɪtə(r)/
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present tense
I/you/we/theymonitor
he/she/itmonitors
present participlemonitoring
past tensemonitored
past participlemonitored
  1. to regularly check something or watch someone in order to find out what is happening
    a special machine to monitor the baby’s breathing
    He will monitor and review company policy.
    monitor progress: Staff will monitor his progress.
    monitor a situation: The board are monitoring the situation on a regular basis.
    monitor something closely/carefully: Police officers have been closely monitoring the organization’s activities.

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