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English definition of “supervise”

supervise

verb [T]  /ˈsu·pərˌvɑɪz/ us  
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
noun [U]  /ˌsu·pərˈvɪʒ·ən/ us  
City schools were placed under state supervision last week.
supervisory
adjective [not gradable]  /ˌsu·pərˈvɑɪ·zə·ri/ us  
He applied for a supervisory position in the bank.
supervisor
noun [C]  /ˈsu·pərˌvɑɪ·zər/ us  
a nursing/construction supervisor I have to get off the phone – my supervisor just walked into the office.
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