Synonyms of spy


1. spy, undercover agent, secret agent, intelligence officer, intelligence agent, operative

usage: (military) a secret agent hired by a state to obtain information about its enemies or by a business to obtain industrial secrets from competitors

2. spy, spectator, witness, viewer, watcher, looker

usage: a secret watcher; someone who secretly watches other people; "my spies tell me that you had a good time last night"


1. descry, spot, espy, spy, spy, sight

usage: catch sight of

2. spy, stag, snoop, sleuth, monitor, supervise

usage: watch, observe, or inquire secretly

3. spy, sight, perceive, comprehend

usage: catch sight of; to perceive with the eyes; "he caught sight of the king's men coming over the ridge"

4. spy, investigate, inquire, enquire

usage: secretly collect sensitive or classified information; engage in espionage; "spy for the Russians"

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Definition and meaning of spy (Dictionary)