[ soo-per-vahyz ]
/ ˈsu pərˌvaɪz /

verb (used with object), su·per·vised, su·per·vis·ing.

to oversee (a process, work, workers, etc.) during execution or performance; superintend; have the oversight and direction of.

Origin of supervise

1580–90; < Medieval Latin supervīsus (past participle of supervidēre to oversee), equivalent to super- super- + vid-, stem of vidēre to see + -tus past participle suffix, with dt > s; see vision, wit2

SYNONYMS FOR supervise

OTHER WORDS FROM supervise Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

British Dictionary definitions for supervises

/ (ˈsuːpəˌvaɪz) /

verb (tr)

to direct or oversee the performance or operation of
to watch over so as to maintain order, etc

Derived forms of supervise

supervision (ˌsuːpəˈvɪʒən), noun

Word Origin for supervise

C16: from Medieval Latin supervidēre, from Latin super- + vidēre to see
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