American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To have the charge and direction of; superintend.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- 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, with less attention to and direction of details, than superintend.
- To look over so as to peruse; read; read over.
- Synonyms See list under superintend.
- n. Inspection.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To oversee for direction; to superintend; to inspect with authority.
- v. obsolete To look over so as to read; to peruse.
- n. obsolete Supervision; inspection.
- v. keep tabs on; keep an eye on; keep under surveillance
- v. watch and direct
- Borrowed from Medieval Latin supervisus, from supervidere, from Latin super + videre. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English *supervisen, from Medieval Latin supervidēre, supervīs- : Latin super-, super- + Latin vidēre, to see. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Drum, wearing a wide-brimmed straw hat tied under his chin, will supervise from a chair near the garage.”
“Just remember those of us who are operational Inspectors … … one of the benefits of being front-line and going to jobs like these to supervise is that you don’t have to investigate the complaint yourself.”
“What: one guy to shovel dog crap and 38 of Mayor Creepy's close personal financiers, er, I mean friends to "supervise" him?”
“Meanwhile, they are fighting like hell to continue doing what got us into the crisis, and even to expand their abilities with front-running computer deals by Goldman Sachs, and more power for the Fed to "supervise" the financial sector.”
“Later reports state that the Captain in fact stayed and was the 7th person airlifted to shore but then he came back by helicopter to 'supervise', from the safety of the helicopter, the rescue of those below.”
“He took off after the impact, and after waiting a fair amount of time, I called my boyfriend and friend to the area to "supervise" my tracking and show me how to field dress.”
“Matsepe-Casaburri said legislation allowed her to do very little and her task was simply to "supervise" the work of the SABC.”
“But look at it from the execs POV: They're in a position to "supervise", so they do.”
“By this principle, Stravinsky will be able to "supervise" future recordings of his oeuvre for years to come, in quadraphonic, dodecaphonic, and interplanetary sound, or whatever other inanities of planned obsolescence remain to be devised.”
“In 2010, we conceded to Brussels the right to "supervise" our national budget, just as the”
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