- 1to be in charge of something and make sure that everything is working, being done, etc. as it should be synonym supervise
- 2 He superintended the building work.
NAmE//ˌsupərɪnˈtɛnd//superintend something(formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they superintend
he / she / it superintends
past simple superintended
-ing form superintending
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NAmE//ˌsupərɪnˈtɛndəns//noun [uncountable] a team of volunteers under the superintendence of a trained nurse