supervise (v.) Look up supervise at Dictionary.com
late 15c., "to look over" (implied in supervising), from Medieval Latin supervisus, past participle of supervidere "oversee, inspect," from Latin super "over" (see super-) + videre "to see" (from PIE root *weid- "to see"). Meaning "to oversee and superintend the work or performance of others" is attested from 1640s. Related: Supervised.