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invigilate

[ in-vij-uh-leyt ]
/ 瑟n藞v瑟d蕭 蓹藢le瑟t /
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verb (used without object), in路vig路i路lat路ed, in路vig路i路lat路ing.
to keep watch.
British. to keep watch over students at an examination.
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Origin of invigilate

1545鈥55; <Latin invigil膩tus (past participle of invigil膩re to keep watch, stay up late), equivalent to in-in-2 + vigil膩- (stem of vigil膩re to watch; see vigil) + -tus past participle suffix

OTHER WORDS FROM invigilate

in路vig路i路la路tion, nounin路vig路i路la路tor, noun
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How to use invigilate in a sentence

  • A judicial inquiry, however, has power to gather evidence, to summon the trio, and invigilate them properly and professionally.

    Will Rupert Be Arrested?|Geoffrey Robertson|July 12, 2011|DAILY BEAST

British Dictionary definitions for invigilate

invigilate
/ (瑟n藞v瑟d蕭瑟藢le瑟t) /

verb (intr)
British to watch examination candidates, esp to prevent cheatingUS word: proctor
archaic to keep watch

Derived forms of invigilate

invigilation, nouninvigilator, noun

Word Origin for invigilate

C16: from Latin invigil膩re to watch over, from in- 虏 + vigil膩re to keep watch; see vigil
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