American English

Definition of supervise verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



[transitive, intransitive]Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they supervise
he / she / it supervises
past simple supervised
-ing form supervising
jump to other results
to be in charge of someone or something and make sure that everything is done correctly, safely, etc. supervise (somebody/something) to supervise a building site supervise somebody doing something She supervised the children playing near the pool.
jump to other results
noun [uncountable] Very young children should not be left to play without supervision. The drug should only be used under medical supervision.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: supervise