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supervise

verb

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1 to be in charge of
  • for each sailboat an experienced hand is assigned to supervise a novice seaman

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2 to look after and make decisions about
  • supervises all the affairs of the athletic club, including hiring someone to run the summer tennis camp

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3 to take charge of especially on behalf of another
  • we need someone to supervise the construction project while the foreman is in the hospital

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The first known use of supervise was circa 1645

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“Supervise.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/supervise. Accessed 15 December 2019.

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