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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)

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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.
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.
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"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)
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…
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“supervise” in American English

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