Etymology
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supervise (v.)

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.

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Definitions of supervise

supervise (v.)
watch and direct;
Synonyms: oversee / superintend / manage
supervise (v.)
keep tabs on; keep an eye on; keep under surveillance;
Synonyms: monitor
From wordnet.princeton.edu