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supervise

verb [I or T] uk   /ˈsuː.pə.vaɪz/ us    /-pɚ-/
B2 to watch a person or activity to make certain that everything is done correctly, safely, etc.: The UN is supervising the distribution of aid by local agencies in the disaster area. The children play while two teachers supervise (= make certain that they behave correctly and are safe).
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in Korean 감독하다…
in Arabic يُشْرِف…
in French diriger…
in Turkish denetlemek, nezaret etmek, yönetmek…
in Italian sovrintendere, sorvegliare…
in Chinese (Traditional) 監督,管理,指導…
in Russian наблюдать, руководить…
in Polish nadzorować…
in Spanish supervisar, controlar…
in Portuguese supervisionar…
in German beaufsichtegen…
in Catalan supervisar…
in Japanese ~を監督する, 指導する…
in Chinese (Simplified) 监督,管理,指导…
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