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English definition of “supervise”

supervise

verb [T]    /ˈsu·pərˌvɑɪz/
to be responsible for the good performance of an activity or job , or for the correct behavior or safety of a person : The Red Cross supervised the distribution of food to refugees . She supervises 75 employees in our order department . supervision    /ˌsu·pərˈvɪʒ·ən/ noun [U] City schools were placed under state supervision last week . supervisory    /ˌsu·pərˈvɑɪ·zə·ri/ adjective [not gradable] He applied for a supervisory position in the bank . supervisor    /ˈsu·pərˌvɑɪ·zər/ noun [C] a nursing / construction supervisor I have to get off the phone – my supervisor just walked into the office .
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