supervise

[soo-per-vahyz]
verb (used with object), supervised, supervising.
to oversee (a process, work, workers, etc.) during execution or performance; superintend; have the oversight and direction of.

Origin:
1580–90; < Medieval Latin supervīsus (past participle of supervidēre to oversee), equivalent to super- super- + vid-, stem of vidēre to see + -tus past participle suffix, with dt > s; see vision, wit2

nonsupervising, adjective
presupervise, verb (used with object), presupervised, presupervising.
quasi-supervised, adjective
unsupervised, adjective
well-supervised, adjective


manage, direct, control, guide.
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supervise (ˈsuːpəˌvaɪz)
 
vb
1.  to direct or oversee the performance or operation of
2.  to watch over so as to maintain order, etc
 
[C16: from Medieval Latin supervidēre, from Latin super- + vidēre to see]
 
supervision
 
n

unsupervised (ʌnˈsuːpəˌvaɪzd, ʌnˈsjuː-)
 
adj
without supervision: playing unsupervised in the garden

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supervise
1588, "to look over," from M.L. supervisus, pp. of supervidere "oversee, inspect," from L. super "over" (see super-) + videre "see" (see vision). Meaning "to oversee and superintend the work or performance of others" is attested from c.1645; supervisor
in this sense of "one who inspects and directs the work of others" is first recorded 1454.

unsupervised
1899, from un- (1) "not" + pp. of supervise.
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