Invigilate is defined as to watch, especially students taking a written exam.
An example of invigilate is to proctor students taking the SAT.
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Brit. to keep watch (over); esp., to monitor (students) during a written examination
Origin of invigilate; from Classical Latin invigilatus, past participle of invigilare ; from in-, in, on + vigilare, to watch: see vigil
(third-person singular simple present invigilates, present participle invigilating, simple past and past participle invigilated)
- (intransitive) To oversee a test or exam.
- Professor Burns will be invigilating over the final examinations to ensure that the students do not cheat.