Definition of Supervise

1. Verb. Watch and direct. "Who is overseeing this project?"




2. Verb. Keep tabs on; keep an eye on; keep under surveillance. "The police monitor the suspect's moves"
Exact synonyms: Monitor
Specialized synonyms: Sleuth, Snoop, Spy, Stag
Generic synonyms: Observe
Derivative terms: Monitor, Monitor, Monitoring, Supervision, Supervisor

Definition of Supervise

1. v. t. 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. n. Supervision; inspection.

Definition of Supervise

1. Verb. (transitive) To direct, manage, or oversee; to be in charge ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Supervise

1. [v -VISED, -VISING, -VISES]

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Literary usage of Supervise

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1891)
"To oversee; have charge of, with authority to direct or regulate: as, to supervise the erection of a house. The word often implies a more general care, ..."

2. The Political Code of the State of California by California, Creed Haymond (1872)
"To supervise official conduct of county officers. To district county. ... To supervise the official conduct of all county officers, and officers of all ..."

3. Supreme Court Reporter by Robert Desty, United States Supreme Court, West Publishing Company (1907)
"... territory of Arizona, to be held and cared for by the said person in with instructions to supervise said child and the care and management of it while ..."

4. The Confessions of Jean Jacques Rousseau by Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1901)
"I moreover agreed to supervise the edition. The merchants were, on their part, to pay me a thousand ecus down, and to assign me an annuity of sixteen ..."

5. Select Documents of English Constitutional History by George Burton Adams, Henry Morse Stephens (1901)
"Persons appointed to supervise Expenditures (1377. French original, 3 KP 7. Translation by Editors. 2 Stubbs, 465. 597-) 27. ITEM, the lords and commons of ..."

6. Select Documents of English Constitutional History by George Burton Adams, Henry Morse Stephens (1906)
"Persons appointed to supervise Expenditures (1377. French original, 3 RP 7. Translation by Editors. ..."

7. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1891)
"To oversee; have charge of, with authority to direct or regulate: as, to supervise the erection of a house. The word often implies a more general care, ..."

8. The Political Code of the State of California by California, Creed Haymond (1872)
"To supervise official conduct of county officers. To district county. ... To supervise the official conduct of all county officers, and officers of all ..."

9. Supreme Court Reporter by Robert Desty, United States Supreme Court, West Publishing Company (1907)
"... territory of Arizona, to be held and cared for by the said person in with instructions to supervise said child and the care and management of it while ..."

10. The Confessions of Jean Jacques Rousseau by Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1901)
"I moreover agreed to supervise the edition. The merchants were, on their part, to pay me a thousand ecus down, and to assign me an annuity of sixteen ..."

11. Select Documents of English Constitutional History by George Burton Adams, Henry Morse Stephens (1901)
"Persons appointed to supervise Expenditures (1377. French original, 3 KP 7. Translation by Editors. 2 Stubbs, 465. 597-) 27. ITEM, the lords and commons of ..."

12. Select Documents of English Constitutional History by George Burton Adams, Henry Morse Stephens (1906)
"Persons appointed to supervise Expenditures (1377. French original, 3 RP 7. Translation by Editors. ..."

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