Definition of invigilate verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

invigilate

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verb
BrE BrE//ɪnˈvɪdʒɪleɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈvɪdʒɪleɪt//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they invigilate
BrE BrE//ɪnˈvɪdʒɪleɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈvɪdʒɪleɪt//
 
he / she / it invigilates
BrE BrE//ɪnˈvɪdʒɪleɪts//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈvɪdʒɪleɪts//
 
past simple invigilated
BrE BrE//ɪnˈvɪdʒɪleɪtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈvɪdʒɪleɪtɪd//
 
past participle invigilated
BrE BrE//ɪnˈvɪdʒɪleɪtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈvɪdʒɪleɪtɪd//
 
-ing form invigilating
BrE BrE//ɪnˈvɪdʒɪleɪtɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈvɪdʒɪleɪtɪŋ//
 
Exams and assessment
 
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(British English) (North American English proctor) [transitive, intransitive] invigilate (something) to watch people while they are taking an exam to make sure that they have everything they need, that they keep to the rules, etc. to invigilate an exam Wordfindercandidate, exam, grade, invigilate, mark, oral, paper, practical, resit, revise See related entries: Exams and assessment Word Origin mid 16th cent. (in the general sense ‘watch over, keep watch’): from Latin invigilat- ‘watched over’, from the verb invigilare, from in- ‘upon, towards’ + vigilare ‘watch’ (from vigil ‘watchful’).

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