From King Dictionary of Contemporary Englishsupervisesu‧per‧vise /ˈsuːpəvaɪz $ -pər-/ ●○○ verb [intransitive, transitive] IN CHARGE OFto be in charge of an activity or person, and make sure that things are done in the correct way Griffiths closely supervised the research.see thesaurus at control→ See Verb table
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superviseHe sees bits and pieces of it in between working lights and smoke effects and supervising a crew of 10 electricians.At work, she supervises a production team of fifteen.Ruff supervises a staff of more than 200 lawyers.All volunteers are supervised by a qualified nurse.He spends about 10 days each month back in Hong Kong, supervising projects in the works at his production company.The teacher's duties that morning included supervising the before-school reading program.He wanted me to come and supervise the demolition of a block in the Gorbals, at Florence Square.The court said that schools do not have a duty to supervise the grounds at all times.Catherine, the same young woman who had come to the farm, supervised the visit in a fenced-in playground.Tutors would supervise their students' work in the manner of teacher trainers.
From King Business Dictionarysupervisesu‧per‧vise /ˈsuːpəvaɪz-pər-/ verb [intransitive, transitive] to be in charge of a group of people or a particular area of workShesupervises 26workers in a business with annual sales of £4 million.As managing director, he is supervising a portfolio of investments.The fund manager pleaded guilty to failing to supervise properly.supervised adjective [only before a noun]The company will qualify forcourt-supervised debt restructuring.the biggestgovernment-supervised election in U.S. labor history→ See Verb tableOrigin supervise (1500-1600) Medieval Latin past participle of supervidere, from Latin videre to see