[ in-vij-uh-leyt ]
/ ɪnˈvɪdʒ əˌleɪt /
verb (used without object), in·vig·i·lat·ed, in·vig·i·lat·ing.
to keep watch.
British. to keep watch over students at an examination.
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Origin of invigilate
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British Dictionary definitions for invigilator
/ (ɪnˈvɪdʒɪˌleɪt) /
British to watch examination candidates, esp to prevent cheatingUS word: proctor
archaic to keep watch
Derived forms of invigilateinvigilation, nouninvigilator, noun
Word Origin for invigilate
C16: from Latin invigilāre to watch over, from in- ² + vigilāre to keep watch; see vigil
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