Thesaurus

supervision

noun

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 of supervision care, charge, guidance, headship, oversight, regulation, stewardship, superintendence, superintendency, surveillance Words Related to supervision 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 of supervision administration, care, charge, control, direction, governance, government, guidance, handling, intendance, management, operation, oversight, presidency, regulation, running, stewardship, superintendence, superintendency, conductWords Related to supervision generalship, leadership, rulership; agency; aegis (also egis), custody, guardianship, keeping, lap, protection, safekeeping, trust, tutelage, ward; engineering, logistics, machination, manipulation; coadministration, codirection, comanagement



Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up supervision? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

to suppress quietly or indirectly

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!