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Informer vs. Spy

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Informernoun

One who informs someone else about something.

Spynoun

A person who secretly watches and examines the actions of other individuals or organizations and gathers information on them (usually to gain an advantage).

Informernoun

A person who tells authorities about improper or illegal activity.

Spyverb

(intransitive) To act as a spy.

‘During the Cold War, Russia and America would each spy on each other for recon.’;

Informernoun

One who informs, animates, or inspires.

Spyverb

(transitive) To spot; to catch sight of.

‘I think I can spy that hot guy coming over here.’;

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Informernoun

One who informs, animates, or inspires.

‘Nature, informer of the poet's art.’;

Spyverb

(intransitive) To search narrowly; to scrutinize.

Informernoun

One who informs, or imparts knowledge or news.

Spyverb

(transitive) To explore; to see; to view; inspect and examine secretly, as a country.

Informernoun

One who informs a magistrate of violations of law; one who informs against another for violation of some law or penal statute.

Spyverb

To gain sight of; to discover at a distance, or in a state of concealment; to espy; to see.

‘One, in reading, skipped over all sentences where he spied a note of admiration.’;

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Informernoun

one who reveals confidential information in return for money

Spyverb

To discover by close search or examination.

‘Look about with your eyes; spy what things are to be reformed in the church of England.’;

Spyverb

To explore; to view, inspect, and examine secretly, as a country; - usually with out.

‘Moses sent to spy out Jaazer, and they took the villages thereof.’;

Spyverb

To search narrowly; to scrutinize.

‘It is my nature's plagueTo spy into abuses.’;

Spynoun

One who keeps a constant watch of the conduct of others.

Spynoun

A person sent secretly into an enemy's camp, territory, or fortifications, to inspect his works, ascertain his strength, movements, or designs, and to communicate such intelligence to the proper officer.

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Spynoun

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

Spynoun

a secret watcher; someone who secretly watches other people;

‘my spies tell me that you had a good time last night’;

Spyverb

catch sight of

Spyverb

watch, observe, or inquire secretly

Spyverb

secretly collect sensitive or classified information; engage in espionage;

‘spy for the Russians’;

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