to oversee and direct (work, processes, etc.).
to exercise supervision over (an institution, district, place, etc.).
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How to use superintend in a sentence
This genius to superintend and be the head, while others contribute the hands, is not the most common of human endowments.Madame Roland, Makers of History | John S. C. Abbott
Madame Roland frequently retired to the library, to write letters to her friends, or to superintend the lessons of Eudora.Madame Roland, Makers of History | John S. C. Abbott
He had sent his most trusted foreman to his own beautiful home, to superintend matters there.The Box-Car Children | Gertrude Chandler Warner
The invalid sat on the shank of a mushroom anchor, and smoked his pipe while he affected to superintend the work.The Floating Light of the Goodwin Sands | R.M. Ballantyne
They have been doing all of the hanging on one side, and I wish to superintend it on the other.Portrait and Biography of Parson Brownlow, The Tennessee Patriot | William Gannaway Brownlow
British Dictionary definitions for superintend
to undertake the direction or supervision (of); manage
- superintendence, noun
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