supervise

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Medieval Latin supervisus, from supervidere, from Latin super + videre.

Verb[edit]

supervise (third-person singular simple present supervises, present participle supervising, simple past and past participle supervised)

  1. (transitive) To direct, manage, or oversee; to be in charge
    • 1918, W. B. Maxwell, chapter 19, The Mirror and the Lamp:
      Nothing was too small to receive attention, if a supervising eye could suggest improvements likely to conduce to the common welfare. Mr. Gordon Burnage, for instance, personally visited dust-bins and back premises, accompanied by a sort of village bailiff, going his round like a commanding officer doing billets.
    Without someone to supervise them, the group will lack direction.
  2. (transitive, obsolete) To look over so as to read; to peruse.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Shakespeare to this entry?)

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French[edit]

Verb[edit]

supervise

  1. first-person singular present indicative of superviser
  2. third-person singular present indicative of superviser
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of superviser
  4. first-person singular present subjunctive of superviser
  5. second-person singular imperative of superviser

Spanish[edit]

Verb[edit]

supervise

  1. Formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of supervisar.
  2. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of supervisar.
  3. Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of supervisar.
  4. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of supervisar.