Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • transitive verb To oversee and manage; supervise.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To have charge and direction of, as of a school; direct the course and oversee the details of (some work, as the construction of a building, or movement, as of an army); regulate with authority; manage. See supervise.
  • Synonyms To overlook, supervise, guide, regulate, control, conduct, administer.
  • To oversee; have charge or oversight; exercise superintendence.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb To have or exercise the charge and oversight of; to oversee with the power of direction; to take care of with authority; to supervise.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb To oversee the work of others; to supervise.
  • verb To administer the affairs of something or someone.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb watch and direct

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Late Latin superintendere : Latin super-, super- + Latin intendere, to direct one's attention to; see intend.]

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From Latin superintendere

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