verb (used with object), su·per·vised, su·per·vis·ing.
- supervision order,
- supervisory board
Origin of supervise
Word Origin for supervise
1580s, "to look over," from Medieval Latin supervisus, past participle of supervidere "oversee, inspect," from Latin super "over" (see super-) + videre "see" (see vision). Meaning "to oversee and superintend the work or performance of others" is attested from 1640s. Related: Supervised; supervising.