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superintend

[ soo-per-in-tend, soo-prin- ]
/ ˌsu pər ɪnˈtɛnd, ˌsu prɪn- /
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verb (used with object)

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

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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 forms of superintend

superintendence, noun

Word Origin for superintend

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