supervise

[หˆsuหpษ™vaษชz]

supervise Definition

to watch and direct a person or activity to make certain that everything is done correctly, safely, etc..

Using supervise: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "supervise" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The teacher supervises the students during recess.

  • Example

    The construction manager supervises the workers on the site.

  • Example

    The police officer supervises the traffic flow at the intersection.

supervise Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for supervise

Antonyms for supervise

Phrases with supervise

  • to watch someone or something very carefully and make sure that nothing goes wrong

    Example

    The chef supervised the new cook closely to ensure that he followed the recipe exactly.

  • to manage or oversee something without being physically present

    Example

    The CEO of the company supervises from afar, checking in with the managers regularly but not interfering with their day-to-day work.

  • to oversee and direct the progress of a specific task or job

    Example

    The project manager supervises the development of the new software program.

Origins of supervise

from Latin 'super-' meaning 'over' + 'videre' meaning 'to see'

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Summary: supervise in Brief

To 'supervise' [หˆsuหpษ™vaษชz] is to watch and direct a person or activity to ensure that everything is done correctly and safely. It can refer to managing people or overseeing tasks, as in 'The construction manager supervises the workers on the site.' 'Supervise' can be used in phrases like 'supervise closely,' which means to watch something very carefully, and 'supervise from afar,' which means to manage something without being physically present.

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