superintend

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

Definition of superintend

  1. :  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>

Origin and Etymology of superintend

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


First Known Use: circa 1615


SUPERINTEND Defined for English Language Learners

superintend

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

Definition of superintend for English Language Learners

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


SUPERINTEND Defined for Kids

superintend

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

Definition of superintend for Students

superintended

superintending

  1. :  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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