supervise Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo

Meaning of “supervise” in the English Dictionary

"supervise" in British English

See all translations

superviseverb [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 ​localagencies in the ​disasterarea. The ​childrenplay while two ​teachers supervise (= make ​certain that they ​behavecorrectly and are ​safe).

expend iconexpend iconMore examples

(Definition of supervise from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"supervise" in American English

See all translations

superviseverb [T]

 us   /ˈsu·pərˌvɑɪz/
to be ​responsible for the good ​performance of an ​activity or ​job, or for the ​correctbehavior or ​safety of a ​person: The ​RedCross supervised the ​distribution of ​food to ​refugees. She supervises 75 employees in ​ourorderdepartment.
supervision
noun [U]  us   /ˌsu·pərˈvɪʒ·ən/
City ​schools were ​placed under ​state supervision last ​week.
supervisory
adjective [not gradable]  us   /ˌsu·pərˈvɑɪ·zə·ri/
He ​applied for a supervisory ​position in the ​bank.
supervisor
noun [C]  us   /ˈsu·pərˌvɑɪ·zər/
a ​nursing/​construction supervisor I have to get off the ​phone – my supervisor just ​walked into the ​office.
(Definition of supervise from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"supervise" in Business English

See all translations

superviseverb [I or T]

uk   us   /ˈsuːpəvaɪz/ MANAGEMENT, WORKPLACE
to ​manage a ​department, ​project, etc. and make sure that things are done correctly and according to the ​rules: The Financial Services Authority (FSA) is ​responsible for supervising Britain's ​bankingsystem. Our ​facilitiesmanagementteam supervises ​work at the ​constructionsite on a ​dailybasis. A $650,000 ​fine was ​imposed against the Minneapolis-based ​company for failure to supervise its ​brokers. The role of any ​President is to supervise.supervise workers/employees/staff Companies should ​providespecialtraining for ​managers who supervise ​remoteworkers.supervise a project/program/operations As ​chief of ​staff, he supervised the ​operations of the California Department of ​Justice.be supervised by sb/sth All ​fundoperations are supervised by a ​board of ​trustees.adequately/properly/reasonably supervise It is the ​responsibility of the ​generalcontractor to properly supervise the ​work of all ​subcontractors.
(Definition of supervise from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “supervise”
in Korean 감독하다…
in Arabic يُشْرِف…
in Malaysian menyelia…
in French diriger…
in Russian наблюдать, руководить…
in Chinese (Traditional) 監督,管理,指導…
in Italian sovrintendere, sorvegliare…
in Turkish denetlemek, nezaret etmek, yönetmek…
in Polish nadzorować…
in Spanish supervisar, controlar…
in Vietnamese giám sát…
in Portuguese supervisionar…
in Thai ตรวจตรา…
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…
in Indonesian mengawasi…
What is the pronunciation of supervise?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

“supervise” in American English

Word of the Day

float

a large vehicle with a flat surface that is decorated and used in festivals

Word of the Day

PLEASE DON’T SHOUT!
PLEASE DON’T SHOUT!
by Colin McIntosh,
February 09, 2016
New words are entering the language all the time. A few of these are completely new and original coinages, but the vast majority are based on the existing stock of words in some way, for example by using affixes (prefixes and suffixes). These can have the effect of changing the meaning of the

Read More 

farecasting noun
farecasting noun
February 08, 2016
predicting the optimum date to buy a plane ticket, especially on a website or using an app A handful of new and updated websites and apps are trying to perfect the art of what’s known as farecasting – predicting the best date to buy a ticket.

Read More