Synonyms of 'supervise'
to watch over (people) so as to ensure appropriate behaviourHe supervised and trained more than 400 volunteers.
to direct the performance or operation of (an activity or a process)One of his jobs was supervising the dining room.
Get a surveyor to oversee and inspect the various stages of the work.
His father ran a prosperous business.
Within two years, he was managing the store.
He now controls the largest retail development empire in southern California.
You should not let other people control you.
She will direct day-to-day operations.
She handled travel arrangements for the press corps.
I decided to conduct an experiment.
be responsible for,
Next summer's exams will be straightforward to administer.
Each hotel is inspected once a year.
keep an eye on,
be on duty,
During the interval, he superintended a prize draw.
have or be in charge of
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in the sense of administer
to manage (an organization or estate)Next summer's exams will be straightforward to administer.
in the sense of conduct
to carry outI decided to conduct an experiment.
in the sense of control
to have power overHe now controls the largest retail development empire in southern California.You should not let other people control you.
have power over,
keep a tight rein on,
have charge of,
have (someone) in your pocket,
keep on a string
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