Supervise meaning

so͝opər-vīz
To manage and direct; be in charge of.

Supervises twenty employees; supervised the construction of the new kitchen.

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Supervise is to watch, direct and manage a task or someone's performance.

When you watch a garden being planted and direct the workers on how to proceed, this is an example of when you supervise the planting.

When you have two people working under you and you are in charge of directing and evaluating them, this is an example of when you supervise.

When you babysit a child, this is an example of when you supervise the child.

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To oversee, direct, or manage (work, workers, a project, etc.); superintend.
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To direct, manage, or oversee; to be in charge.

Without someone to supervise them, the group will lack direction.

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Origin of supervise

  • Middle English supervisen from Medieval Latin supervidēre supervīs- Latin super- super- Latin vidēre to see weid- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Borrowed from Medieval Latin supervisus, from supervidere, from Latin super + videre.

    From Wiktionary