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superintend

transitive verb su·per·in·tend \ˌsü-p(ə-)rin-ˈtend, ˌsü-pərn-\

: to direct or manage (something, such as a project or activity)

Full Definition of SUPERINTEND

:  to have or exercise the charge and oversight of :  direct
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Examples of SUPERINTEND

  1. <superintends the construction of all scenery at the summer theater>
  2. <homeschooling parents who superintend their children's education>

Origin of SUPERINTEND

Late Latin superintendere, from Latin super- + intendere to stretch out, direct — more at intend
First Known Use: circa 1615
SUPERINTEND Defined for Kids

superintend

verb su·per·in·tend \ˌsü-pər-in-ˈtend\
su·per·in·tend·edsu·per·in·tend·ing

Definition of SUPERINTEND for Kids

:  to have or exercise the charge of <Mr. Trelawney had taken up his residence … to superintend the work upon the schooner. — Robert Louis Stevenson, Treasure Island>

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