superintend

[ soo-per-in-tend, soo-prin- ]
/ ˌsu pər ɪnˈtɛnd, ˌsu prɪn- /

verb (used with object)

to oversee and direct (work, processes, etc.).
to exercise supervision over (an institution, district, place, etc.).

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Nearby words

  1. superincumbent,
  2. superinduce,
  3. superinfect,
  4. superinfection,
  5. superinflation,
  6. superintendence,
  7. superintendency,
  8. superintendent,
  9. superinvolution,
  10. superior

Origin of superintend

From the Late Latin word superintendere, dating back to 1605–15. See super-, intend

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British Dictionary definitions for superintend

superintend

/ (ˌsuːpərɪnˈtɛnd, ˌsuːprɪn-) /

verb

to undertake the direction or supervision (of); manage
Derived Formssuperintendence, noun

Word Origin for superintend

C17: from Church Latin superintendere, from Latin super- + intendere to give attention to

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Word Origin and History for superintend

superintend

v.

1610s, from Church Latin superintendere (see superintendent). Related: Superintended; superintending.

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