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supervises

verb
present tense third-person singular of supervise

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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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“Supervises.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/supervises. Accessed 4 Dec. 2020.

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