- to oversee (a process, work, workers, etc.) during execution or performance; superintend; have the oversight and direction of.
Origin of supervise
Synonyms for supervise
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- to direct or oversee the performance or operation of
- to watch over so as to maintain order, etc
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.