[soo-per-in-tend, soo-prin-]
verb (used with object)
to oversee and direct (work, processes, etc.).
to exercise supervision over (an institution, district, place, etc.).

1605–15; < Late Latin superintendere. See super-, intend

supervise, manage, conduct, run; control. Unabridged
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superintend (ˌsuːpərɪnˈtɛnd, ˌsuːprɪn-)
to undertake the direction or supervision (of); manage
[C17: from Church Latin superintendere, from Latin super- + intendere to give attention to]

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Example sentences
The indefatigable minister flew from place to place in order to superintend the execution of his design.
We have no power to superintend agency compliance with statutory procedures.
He has the authority to superintend and direct the prosecution of any state criminal case.
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