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verb [intransitive/transitive] supervise pronunciation in British English /ˈsuːpə(r)vaɪz/ 
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present tense
present participlesupervising
past tensesupervised
past participlesupervised
  1. to be in charge of a person or group of people and to check that they are behaving or working correctly

    Mary supervises two PhD students.

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    1. a.
      to be in charge of an activity or a place and to check that things are done correctly

      His job was to supervise the loading of the ship.

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