Etymology
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superintend (v.)

"to have charge and direction of," 1610s, from Church Latin superintendere "to oversee" (see superintendent). Related: Superintended; superintending.

updated on December 29, 2013

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Definitions of superintend from WordNet

superintend (v.)
watch and direct;
Synonyms: oversee / supervise / manage
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