[ 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.
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Origin of supervise
OTHER WORDS FROM supervise
non·su·per·vis·ing, adjectivepre·su·per·vise, verb (used with object), pre·su·per·vised, pre·su·per·vis·ing.qua·si-su·per·vised, adjectiveun·su·per·vised, adjective
Words nearby supervise
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British Dictionary definitions for supervises
/ (ˈsuːpəˌvaɪz) /
to direct or oversee the performance or operation of
to watch over so as to maintain order, etc
Derived forms of supervisesupervision (ˌsuːpəˈvɪʒən), noun
Word Origin for supervise
C16: from Medieval Latin supervidēre, from Latin super- + vidēre to see
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