Cop and Police


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Cop noun – A member of a force charged with law enforcement at the local level.
Usage example: a cop stopped her for speeding

Police is a synonym for cop in person topic. In some cases you can use "Police" instead a noun "Cop", when it comes to topics like law, soldier, policeman, police officer.
Synonyms for Cop


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Police noun – A body of officers of the law.
Usage example: the National Guard will serve as backup for the metropolitan police in the event of violent protests

Cop is a synonym for police in person topic. You can use "Cop" instead a noun "Police", if it concerns topics such as law, soldier, policeman, police officer.
Nearby Words: policing, policed
Synonyms for Police

How words are described

fellow fellow cop fellow police
human human cop human police
female female cop female police
normal normal cop normal police
Other adjectives: typical, regular, dead, corrupt, brutal, actual, real, white, former, retired, competent, local, nearby, undercover, soviet, generic, armed, uniformed.

Both words in one sentence

  • Film / Face/Off When a police officer arrives, Archer uses the cop's tear gas can on him, then steals his police car.
  • Most of the time it comes down to the police officer's word against the suspect's, and most judges will end up siding with the cop.
  • Not related to Suicide by Cop, where the individual concerned is trying to force a police officer to kill them.
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