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invigilate

play
verb in·vig·i·late \in-ˈvi-jə-ˌlāt\

Simple Definition of invigilate

  • : to watch students who are taking an examination

Full Definition of invigilate

in·vig·i·lat·edin·vig·i·lat·ing

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to keep watch; especially British :  to supervise students at an examination

  3. transitive verb
  4. :  supervise, monitor

in·vig·i·la·tion play \-ˌvi-jə-ˈlā-shən\ noun
in·vig·i·la·tor play \-ˈvi-jə-ˌlā-tər\ noun

Examples of invigilate

  1. He was asked to invigilate next week.



Origin of invigilate

Latin invigilatus, past participle of invigilare to stay awake, be watchful, from in- + vigilare to stay awake — more at vigilant


First Known Use: 1553


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