verb (used with object), su·per·vised, su·per·vis·ing.

  1. to oversee (a process, work, workers, etc.) during execution or performance; superintend; have the oversight and direction of.


  1. without supervisionplaying unsupervised in the garden

verb (tr)

  1. to direct or oversee the performance or operation of
  2. to watch over so as to maintain order, etc

adj.1899, from un- (1) “not” + past participle of supervise. v.1580s, “to look over,” from Medieval Latin supervisus, past participle of supervidere “oversee, inspect,” from Latin super “over” (see super-) + videre “see” (see vision). Meaning “to oversee and superintend the work or performance of others” is attested from 1640s. Related: Supervised; supervising.

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