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Definition of supervise verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

supervise

 verb
verb
NAmE//ˈsupərˌvaɪz//
 
[transitive, intransitive]Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they supervise
 
he / she / it supervises
 
past simple supervised
 
-ing form supervising
 
 
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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.
supervision
 
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NAmE//ˌsupərˈvɪʒn//
 
noun [uncountable] Very young children should not be left to play without supervision. The drug should only be used under medical supervision.
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