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supervise

[ soo-per-vahyz ]

verb (used with object)

, su·per·vised, su·per·vis·ing.
  1. to oversee (a process, work, workers, etc.) during execution or performance; superintend; have the oversight and direction of.

    Synonyms: guide, control, direct, manage



supervise

/ ˌsuːpəˈvɪʒən; ˈsuːpəˌvaɪz /

verb

  1. to direct or oversee the performance or operation of
  2. to watch over so as to maintain order, etc


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Derived Forms

  • supervision, noun

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Other Words From

  • non·super·vising adjective
  • pre·super·vise verb (used with object) presupervised presupervising
  • quasi-super·vised adjective
  • un·super·vised adjective
  • well-super·vised adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of supervise1

First recorded in 1580–90; from Medieval Latin supervīsus “overseen,” past participle of supervidēre “to oversee,” from super- super- + vidēre “to see”; wit 2

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Word History and Origins

Origin of supervise1

C16: from Medieval Latin supervidēre, from Latin super- + vidēre to see

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