Synonyms and Antonyms of supervision

  1. 1 the duty or function of watching or guarding for the sake of proper direction or control one of your responsibilities will be the supervision of all fund-raising activities for the club Synonyms care, charge, guidance, headship, oversight, regulation, stewardship, superintendence, superintendency, surveillance Related Words monitoring, observance, observation, observing, policing; administration, control, direction, generalship, hand(s), management, running; leadership, piloting, shepherding, steering; government, reign, rule; aegis (also egis), auspices, guardianship, protection, trusteeship, tutelage

  2. 2 the act or activity of looking after and making decisions about something one of the senior editors took over supervision of the project while the editor-in-chief was on maternity leave Synonyms administration, care, charge, control, direction, governance, government, guidance, handling, intendance, management, operation, oversight, presidency, regulation, running, stewardship, superintendence, superintendency, conductRelated Words generalship, leadership, rulership; agency; aegis (also egis), custody, guardianship, keeping, lap, protection, safekeeping, trust, tutelage, ward; engineering, logistics, machination, manipulation; coadministration, codirection, comanagement

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