superintend

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

Definition of superintend

transitive verb
: to have or exercise the charge and oversight of : direct

Examples of superintend in a Sentence

  1. superintends the construction of all scenery at the summer theater

  2. homeschooling parents who superintend their children's education

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Origin and Etymology of superintend

Late Latin superintendere, from Latin super- + intendere to stretch out, direct — more at intend


SUPERINTEND Defined for English Language Learners

superintend

verb

Definition of superintend for English Language Learners

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


SUPERINTEND Defined for Kids

superintend

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

Definition of superintend for Students

superintended; superintending
: 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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