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English definition of “supervise”


verb [I, T]
B2 to watch a person or activity and make certain that everything is done correctly, safely, etc: Students must be supervised by a teacher at all times.Analysing and evaluatingAssessing and estimating value
supervisor noun [C] someone who supervisesOccupations and trades
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