English Thesaurus

Synonyms of 'supervise'

(verb) 
Definition
to watch over (people) so as to ensure appropriate behaviour
He supervised and trained more than 400 volunteers.
Synonyms
observe
He studies and observes the behaviour of babies.
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guide
He should have let his instinct guide him.
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monitor
Officials had not been allowed to monitor the voting.
, ,
keep an eye on
(verb) 
Definition
to direct the performance or operation of (an activity or a process)
One of his jobs was supervising the dining room.
Synonyms
oversee
Get a surveyor to oversee and inspect the various stages of the work.
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run
His father ran a prosperous business.
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manage
Within two years, he was managing the store.
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control
He now controls the largest retail development empire in southern California.
You should not let other people control you.
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direct
She will direct day-to-day operations.
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handle
She handled travel arrangements for the press corps.
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conduct
I decided to conduct an experiment.
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look after
,
be responsible for
,
administer
Next summer's exams will be straightforward to administer.
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inspect
Each hotel is inspected once a year.
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preside over
,
keep an eye on
,
be on duty
,
superintend
During the interval, he superintended a prize draw.
,
have or be in charge of

Additional synonyms

in the sense of administer
Definition
to manage (an organization or estate)
Next summer's exams will be straightforward to administer.
Synonyms
run,
preside over,
be in charge of,
in the sense of conduct
Definition
to carry out
I decided to conduct an experiment.
Synonyms
in the sense of control
Definition
to have power over
He now controls the largest retail development empire in southern California.You should not let other people control you.
Synonyms
have power over,
boss (informal),
reign over,
keep a tight rein on,
have charge of,
have (someone) in your pocket,
keep on a string

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