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What is the word which is used as a verb which describes the action where a superhero, such as Batman, stands on the top of a building and watches over the city, so that he can find out where crimes are taking place?

  • Welcome to English Language & Usage. You might try "survey".. – J. Taylor Dec 8 '18 at 10:35
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Batman surveils the city;
surveil is the verb form of surveillance:

close watch kept over someone or something (as by a detective)

(source: Merriam-Webster)

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