transitive verb su·per·vise \ˈsü-pər-ˌvīz\

: to be in charge of (someone or something) : to watch and direct (someone or something)


Full Definition of SUPERVISE


Examples of SUPERVISE

  1. The builder supervised the construction of the house.
  2. She supervises a staff of 30 workers.


Medieval Latin supervisus, past participle of supervidēre, from Latin super- + vidēre to see — more at wit
First Known Use: circa 1645

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SUPERVISING Defined for Kids


verb su·per·vise \ˈsü-pər-ˌvīz\

Definition of SUPERVISE for Kids

:  to coordinate and direct the activities of <Who will supervise the workers while you are away?>


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