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supervise

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

Simple Definition of supervise

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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of supervise

supervised

supervising

Examples of supervise in a sentence

  1. The builder supervised the construction of the house.

  2. She supervises a staff of 30 workers.



Origin and Etymology of supervise

Medieval Latin supervisus, past participle of supervidēre, from Latin super- + vidēre to see — more at wit


First Known Use: circa 1645


SUPERVISE Defined for Kids

supervise

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verb su·per·vise \ˈsü-pər-ˌvīz\

Definition of supervise for Students

supervised

supervising

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





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