superintend

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

Definition of superintend

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  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: 1564


SUPERINTEND Defined for English Language Learners

superintend

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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

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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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