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Meaning of SUPERVISE

Pronunciation:  'soopur`vIz

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  keep tabs on; keep an eye on; keep under surveillance
  2. [v]  watch and direct; "Who is overseeing this project?"

SUPERVISE is a 9 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: manage, monitor, oversee, ride herd on, superintend
 See Also: administer, administrate, build, observe, sleuth, snoop, spy, stag



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Su`per*vise"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Supervised}; p.
    pr. & vb. n. {Supervising}.] [Pref. super- + L. visere to
    look at attentively, to view, surely, intens. from videre,
    visum, to see. Cf. {Survise}, and {Survey}.]
    1. 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. To look over so as to read; to peruse. [Obs.] --Shak.
    Syn: See {Superintend}.
  2. \Su`per*vise"\, n.
    Supervision; inspection. [Obs.]