See also: supervisé
- (transitive) To oversee or direct a task or organization.
- Without someone to supervise them, the group will lack direction.
- 1895, Sir Walter Roper Lawrence, The Valley of Kashmir, page 3:
- Strong personal government is, I believe, the only form of government possible in Kashmir for many years to come, but it is difficult for the Maharajas to supervise the administration of the valley when they are away in their winter capital Jammu.
- 1918, W. B. Maxwell, chapter 19, in The Mirror and the Lamp:
- Nothing was too small to receive attention, if a supervising eye could suggest improvements likely to conduce to the common welfare. Mr. Gordon Burnage, for instance, personally visited dust-bins and back premises, accompanied by a sort of village bailiff, going his round like a commanding officer doing billets.
- 2012, Kathryn M. Johnson, The Insider's Guide to Supervising Government Employees:
- I had learned a lot about supervising by observing other supervisors—the good things and the not-so-good things they did.
- (transitive, obsolete) To look over so as to read; to peruse.
- 1700, Tom Brown, Amusements Serious and Comical, calculated for the Meridian of London, page 10:
- If any Man for that reaſon has an Inclination to divert himſelf, and Sail with me round the Globe, to ſuperviſe almoſt all the Conditions of Humane Life, without being infected with the Vanities, and Vices that attend such a Whimſical Perambulation; let him follow me, who am going to Relate it in a Stile, and Language, proper to the Variety of the Subject: For as the Caprichio came Naturally into my Pericranium, I am reſolv’d to purſue it through Thick and Thin, to enlarge my Capacity for a Man of Buſineſs.
to oversee or direct
- first/third-person singular present indicative of
- first/third-person singular present subjunctive of
- second-person singular imperative of
- first-person singular (eu) present subjunctive of supervisar
- third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) present subjunctive of supervisar
- third-person singular (você) affirmative imperative of supervisar
- third-person singular (você) negative imperative of supervisar
- Formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of supervisar.
- First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of supervisar.
- Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of supervisar.
- Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of supervisar.