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Definitions for watchdog
ˈwɒtʃˌdɔg, -ˌdɒgwatch·dog

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. watchdognoun

    a guardian or defender against theft or illegal practices or waste

    "she is the global watchdog for human rights abuses"

  2. watchdog, guard dognoun

    a dog trained to guard property

Wiktionary

  1. watchdognoun

    a guard dog

  2. watchdognoun

    a person or organization that monitors and publicizes the behavior of others (individuals, corporations, governments) to discover undesirable activity.

  3. watchdogverb

    To perform a function analogous to a watchdog.

  4. watchdogverb

    To guard and warn.

  5. Etymology: From watch and dog.

ChatGPT

  1. watchdog

    A watchdog refers to a person or organization that monitors and regulates activities or institutions to ensure they are operating legally, ethically, and correctly. They alert the public to any wrongdoing or corruption. The term can also refer to a device or program that monitors a system for potential errors or malfunctioning. In the animal world, a watchdog is a dog kept to guard property.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Watchdognoun

    a dog kept to watch and guard premises or property, and to give notice of the approach of intruders

Wikidata

  1. Watchdog

    Watchdog is a BBC television series that investigates viewers' reports of problematic experiences with traders, retailers, and other companies around the UK. It has had great success in changing the awareness consumers have of their purchasing rights and in changing policies of companies, closing down businesses, and pushing for law changes. It is shown on BBC One and is available for online viewing or download via BBC iPlayer.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of watchdog in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of watchdog in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of watchdog in a Sentence

  1. Marek Belka:

    Anyway, (financial watchdog) KNF is going in that direction, when it forbids some banks from paying out dividends, thus strengthening (their) capital base and ability to cover losses, as a consequence, banks will have to save (in preparation) for worse times.

  2. Katherina Rosqueta:

    It's much more of a grassroots effort taking advantage of the way social media can spread ideas and connections from small donors, the increased focus has led to an increase in at least online donations. Even so, the money raised on #GivingTuesday represents only a very small fraction of total annual charitable giving in the United States. According to Giving USA, which issues an annual report on philanthropy, charitable donations in 2014 totaled $ 358.38 billion. Sandra Miniutti, vice president of the nonprofit watchdog Charity Navigator, agreed that #GivingTuesday has been a plus for charity awareness.

  3. Richard Blumenthal:

    I have been concerned for years about it and why I think the Department of Justice should be investigating, i believe strongly that federal watchdog agencies have a role in protecting consumers because serious safety concerns are raised by this practice of steering often involving the use of inferior or even salvaged or counterfeit parts.

  4. Dorota Glowacka:

    The state media will no longer serve as the public’s watchdog.

  5. Charlotte Slaiman:

    FUTURISTIC FLYING CAR HOVERS ABOUT THE GROUND FOR ABOUT A MINUTE Big Tech firms could face stiff penalties under a new bill. APPLE ENDS PRACTICE OF SIRI CONTRACTORS LISTENING IN ON USERS Attorney General William Barrs Justice Department has opened a broad antitrust inquiry into potentially anti-competitive behavior from Amazon, Google and Facebook. Without the discipline of meaningful market-based competition, digital platforms may act in ways that are not responsive to consumer demands, Assistant Attorney General Makan Delrahim of the Antitrust Division said in a previously released statement. The Departments antitrust review will explore these important issues. According to the Democratic senators, their legistation has the backing of several consumer watchdog and antitrust policy groups. Senator Klobuchars legislation will put new teeth into our antitrust laws by empowering enforcers and courts to impose significant financial penalties when a corporation abuses its dominance in the marketplace.

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