oversee, supervise, superintend, manageverb
watch and direct
"Who is overseeing this project?"
keep tabs on; keep an eye on; keep under surveillance
"we are monitoring the air quality"; "the police monitor the suspect's moves"
To direct, manage, or oversee; to be in charge
Without someone to supervise, the group will lack direction.
Etymology: Borrowed from supervisus, from supervidere, from super + videre.
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
to look over so as to read; to peruse
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
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.]
Be responsible for an activity, people, duty or task.
The classroom support role is to supervise the children.Submitted by MaryC on April 21, 2020
To direct, manage or oversee.
She did supervise the children but not for long as they were so well behaved and she knew they were safe.Submitted by MaryC on March 7, 2020
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'supervise' in Verbs Frequency: #940
The numerical value of supervise in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of supervise in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
A commitment we make and renew every day at the University of Kentucky is that the success of our students is at the center of everything that we do. But for that sentiment to be more than words, we must always act in ways that honor that commitment — especially when we discover rare instances where those who supervise and guide our students don't meet the standards of integrity we expect of each other. This is one of those times, the University of Kentucky has built the nation's premier collegiate cheerleading program. But regrettably, the integrity of the program has been compromised by inappropriate behavior by some squad members on off-campus trips and by lax oversight by the program's coaches and advisor.
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.
Doctors are no more attending to me. The nurses only check on me whenever they please because there is no one to supervise them.
Corporate headquarters needs to be able to supervise whether the technical specifications of the modular platforms have been adhered to.
If confirmed, I will supervise the prosecution of White supremacists and others who stormed the Capitol on January 6 -- a heinous attack that sought to disrupt a cornerstone of our democracy : the peaceful transfer of power to a newly elected government.
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