superintend

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Ecclesiastical Latin superintendō

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˌsuːpəɹɪnˈtɛnd/
  • Hyphenation: su‧per‧in‧tend

VerbEdit

superintend (third-person singular simple present superintends, present participle superintending, simple past and past participle superintended)

  1. To oversee the work of others; to supervise.
  2. To administer the affairs of something or someone.
    • 1922 February, James Joyce, “[Episode 12: Cyclops]”, in Ulysses, London: The Egoist Press, published October 1922, OCLC 2297483, page 294:
      A posse of Dublin Metropolitan police superintended by the Chief Commissioner in person maintained order in the vast throng for whom the York Street brass and reed band whiled away the intervening time by admirably rendering on their blackdraped instruments the matchless melody endeared to us from the cradle by Speranza's plaintive muse.

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