What does supervise mean?

Definitions for supervise
ˈsu pərˌvaɪzsu·per·vise

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. oversee, supervise, superintend, manage(verb)

    watch and direct

    "Who is overseeing this project?"

  2. monitor, supervise(verb)

    keep tabs on; keep an eye on; keep under surveillance

    "we are monitoring the air quality"; "the police monitor the suspect's moves"


  1. supervise(Verb)

    To direct, manage, or oversee; to be in charge

    Without someone to supervise, the group will lack direction.

  2. Origin: Borrowed from supervisus, from supervidere, from super + videre.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Supervise(verb)

    to oversee for direction; to superintend; to inspect with authority; as, to supervise the construction of a steam engine, or the printing of a book

  2. Supervise(verb)

    to look over so as to read; to peruse

  3. Supervise(noun)

    supervision; inspection

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Supervise

    sū-pėr-vīz′, v.i. to oversee: to superintend.—ns. Supervī′sal, Supervi′sion, act of supervising: inspection: control; Supervī′sor, one who supervises: an overseer: an inspector: (Shak.) a spectator.—adjs. Supervī′sory, pertaining to, or having, supervision; Supervis′ūal, beyond the ordinary visual powers. [L. super, over, vidēre, visum, to see.]

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    Rank popularity for the word 'supervise' in Verbs Frequency: #940

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of supervise in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of supervise in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of supervise in a Sentence

  1. Yang Huanning:

    It is necessary to have a law to regulate, guide and supervise their activities.

  2. Bernd Osterloh:

    Corporate headquarters needs to be able to supervise whether the technical specifications of the modular platforms have been adhered to.

  3. Tracy Renaud:

    Once we feel they're ready to actually start conducting some credible fear screenings, we will have those be monitored, we will supervise them.

  4. Cesar Millan:

    In America, animals have rights to a certain extent. And when somebody complains about it, the law enforcement have to come and supervise. They do it to everybody and they're doing the right thing.

  5. Mickey Mehta:

    Supervise your life, supervision means super-vision. Develop a vision of broadened horizons, deeper perspectives and neither jump to conclusions, nor jump to judgements impulsively without a 360 degree view. Have soulful eyes, MickeyMize.

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