Meaning of “supervise” in the English Dictionary

"supervise" in British English

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superviseverb [ I or T ]

uk /ˈsuː.pə.vaɪz/ us /ˈsuː.pɚ.vaɪz/

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

"supervise" in American English

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superviseverb [ T ]

us /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.
noun [ U ] us /ˌsu·pərˈvɪʒ·ən/

City schools were placed under state supervision last week.
adjective [ not gradable ] us /ˌsu·pərˈvɑɪ·zə·ri/

He applied for a supervisory position in the bank.
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

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superviseverb [ I or T ]

uk /ˈsuːpəvaɪz/ us 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 banking system.
Our facilities management team supervises work at the construction site on a daily basis.
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 provide special training for managers who supervise remote workers.
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 fund operations are supervised by a board of trustees.
adequately/properly/reasonably supervise It is the responsibility of the general contractor to properly supervise the work of all subcontractors.

(Definition of “supervise” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)