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

 

superintend

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˌsuːpərɪnˈtend//
 
, also BrE//ˌsjuːpərɪnˈtend//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌsuːpərɪnˈtend//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they superintend
BrE BrE//ˌsuːpərɪnˈtend//
 
, also BrE//ˌsjuːpərɪnˈtend//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌsuːpərɪnˈtend//
 
he / she / it superintends
BrE BrE//ˌsuːpərɪnˈtendz//
 
, BrE//ˌsjuːpərɪnˈtendz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌsuːpərɪnˈtendz//
 
past simple superintended
BrE BrE//ˌsuːpərɪnˈtendɪd//
 
, BrE//ˌsjuːpərɪnˈtendɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌsuːpərɪnˈtendɪd//
 
past participle superintended
BrE BrE//ˌsuːpərɪnˈtendɪd//
 
, BrE//ˌsjuːpərɪnˈtendɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌsuːpərɪnˈtendɪd//
 
-ing form superintending
BrE BrE//ˌsuːpərɪnˈtendɪŋ//
 
, BrE//ˌsjuːpərɪnˈtendɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌsuːpərɪnˈtendɪŋ//
 
 
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superintend something (formal) to be in charge of something and make sure that everything is working, being done, etc. as it should be synonym supervise He superintended the building work. Word Origin early 17th cent.: from ecclesiastical Latin superintendere, translating Greek episkopein.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: superintend