supervise

supervise
supervise su‧per‧vise [ˈsuːpəvaɪz ǁ -pər-] verb [intransitive, transitive]
to be in charge of a group of people or a particular area of work:

• She supervises 26 workers in a business with annual sales of £4 million.

• As managing director, he is supervising a portfolio of investments.

• The fund manager pleaded guilty to failing to supervise properly.

— supervised adjective [only before a noun] :

• The company will qualify for court-supervised debt restructuring.

• the biggest government-supervised election in U.S. labor history

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supervise UK US /ˈsuːpəvaɪz/ verb [I or T] MANAGEMENT, WORKPLACE
to manage a department, project, etc. and make sure that things are done correctly and according to the rules: »

The Financial Services Authority (FSA) is responsible for supervising Britain's banking system.

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Our facilities management team supervises work at the construction site on a daily basis.

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A $650,000 fine was imposed against the Minneapolis-based company for failure to supervise its brokers.

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The role of any President is to supervise.

supervise workers/employees/staff »

Companies should provide special training for managers who supervise remote workers.

supervise a project/program/operations »

As chief of staff, he supervised the operations of the California Department of Justice.

be supervised by sb/sth »

All fund operations are supervised by a board of trustees.

adequately/properly/reasonably supervise »

It is the responsibility of the general contractor to properly supervise the work of all subcontractors.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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