Definitions for watchdog
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a guardian or defender against theft or illegal practices or waste
"she is the global watchdog for human rights abuses"
watchdog, guard dognoun
a dog trained to guard property
a guard dog
a person or organization that monitors and publicizes the behavior of others (individuals, corporations, governments) to discover undesirable activity.
To perform a function analogous to a watchdog.
To guard and warn.
Etymology: From watch and dog.
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.
a dog kept to watch and guard premises or property, and to give notice of the approach of intruders
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.
The numerical value of watchdog in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of watchdog in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
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.
Unfortunately, rare cases like this tend to draw a negative light to all charities and make people a bit more withdrawn to donate. But fortunately there are a lot of watchdog groups out there.
Iran's press watchdog has banned the Noh-e Day weekly for publishing articles that contradicted the country's nuclear policy, each step that (Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad) Zarif took during the walk destroyed 100 kilograms of (Iran's) reserve of enriched uranium.
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.
Independence of the media, freedom of the press, freedom of expression and the right of access to information are vital if the media are to be able to perform their watchdog function in a democratic society governed by the rule of law.
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- Wachhund, WachhündinGerman
- perro guardiánSpanish
- سگ نگهبانPersian
- chien de garde, chienne de garde, mâtinFrench
- cane da guardia, cerberoItalian
- 番犬, 監視委員会, 監視者, 監視人Japanese
- WuechthondLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- anjing pengawalMalay
- vigilância, cão de guardaPortuguese
- сторожевая собака, сторожевой пёс, контролёрRussian
- kontrollorgan, tillsynsman, övervakningsorgan, väktare, tillsyningsman, tillsynsorgan, vakthundSwedish
- bekçi kopeğiTurkish
- دیکھتے ہیںUrdu
- galedajidog, galedahidog, galedadogVolapük
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