supervise

verb
su·​per·​vise | \ ˈsü-pər-ˌvīz How to pronounce supervise (audio) \
supervised; supervising

Definition of supervise

transitive verb

: to be in charge of : superintend, oversee supervise a large staff supervised the ship's daily operations

Examples of supervise in a Sentence

The builder supervised the construction of the house. She supervises a staff of 30 workers.
Recent Examples on the Web Takahashi continued to supervise the development of the manga, which frequently appeared on various best-seller lists. Nick Romano, EW.com, 7 July 2022 Victims claim that companies either failed to verify employment or did not properly supervise the employee on the job. Julius Lasin, USA TODAY, 7 July 2022 Victims claim that companies either failed to verify employment or did not properly supervise the employee on the job. USA Today, 7 July 2022 Takahashi continued to supervise the manga, and wrote and drew other works including Comiq, a series to commemorate Weekly Shonen Jump’s 50th anniversary in 2018. Patrick Frater, Variety, 7 July 2022 The delay has proved costly for MWAA, which has paid contractors more than $8 million to continue to supervise the project until it is turned over to Metro. Lori Aratani, Washington Post, 23 June 2022 Tesla Autopilot is classified as Level 2 in SAE International's levels of driving automation, which means drivers are supposed to constantly supervise support features and steer, brake, or accelerate manually as needed to avoid crashes. Jon Brodkin, Ars Technica, 9 June 2022 Never leave young children unattended near water, and do not ask another child to supervise your children near water. Perry Vandell, The Arizona Republic, 1 June 2022 Last year, its members voted during the organization’s convention in Nashville to approve a task force to supervise an independent investigation following accusations and stories of abuse that had been featured in the media. Joe Sutton, CNN, 23 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of supervise

circa 1645, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for supervise

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

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The first known use of supervise was circa 1645

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6 Aug 2022

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“Supervise.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/supervise. Accessed 12 Aug. 2022.

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supervise

verb
su·​per·​vise | \ ˈsü-pər-ˌvīz How to pronounce supervise (audio) \
supervised; supervising

Kids Definition of supervise

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

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