superintend

  • 1 Superintend — Su per*in*tend , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Superintended}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Superintending}.] [L. superintendere. See {Super }, and {Intend}.] To have or exercise the charge and oversight of; to oversee with the power of direction; to take care of… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 superintend — su‧per‧in‧tend [ˌsuːpərɪnˈtend] verb [intransitive, transitive] formal to be in charge of something, especially someone s work, and to control how it is done: • He went to Bombay to superintend a large land reclamation scheme. * * * superintend… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 3 superintend — I verb administer, administrare, administrate, boss, caretake, command, control, direct, exercise charge over, exercise supervision over, govern, guide, handle, have charge of, head, instruct, keep in order, lead, look after, manage, overlook,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 4 superintend — 1610s, from Church L. superintendere (see SUPERINTENDENT (Cf. superintendent)). Related: Superintended; superintending …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 superintend — ► VERB ▪ manage or oversee. DERIVATIVES superintendence noun …

    English terms dictionary

  • 6 superintend — [so͞o΄pərin tend′] vt. [LL(Ec) superintendere: see SUPER & INTEND] to act as superintendent of; direct; supervise; manage superintendence n. superintendency …

    English World dictionary

  • 7 superintend — UK [ˌsuːpərɪnˈtend] / US [ˌsupərɪnˈtend] verb [transitive] Word forms superintend : present tense I/you/we/they superintend he/she/it superintends present participle superintending past tense superintended past participle superintended formal to… …

    English dictionary

  • 8 superintend — [[t]su͟ːpərɪnte̱nd[/t]] superintends, superintending, superintended VERB If you superintend something, you have responsibility for ensuring that it is carried out properly. [FORMAL] [V n] During the interval, Linton superintended a prize draw …

    English dictionary

  • 9 superintend — verb he was expected to superintend a grand banquet Syn: supervise, oversee, be in charge of, be in control of, preside over, direct, administer, manage, run, be responsible for …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 10 superintend — transitive verb Etymology: Late Latin superintendere, from Latin super + intendere to stretch out, direct more at intend Date: circa 1615 to have or exercise the charge and oversight of ; direct …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 11 superintend — /sooh peuhr in tend , sooh prin /, v.t. 1. to oversee and direct (work, processes, etc.). 2. to exercise supervision over (an institution, district, place, etc.). [1605 15; < LL superintendere. See SUPER , INTEND] Syn. supervise, manage, conduct …

    Universalium

  • 12 superintend — verb a) To oversee the work of others; to supervise. A posse of Dublin Metropolitan police superintended by the Chief Commissioner in person maintained order in the vast throng for whom the York street brass and reed band whiled away the… …

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  • 13 superintend — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. t. oversee, direct, control; boss, manage. See authority. II (Roget s IV) v. Syn. supervise, oversee, conduct; see manage 1 , watch 2 . III (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) v. direct, manage, administer.… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 14 superintend — su|per|in|tend [ˌsu:pərınˈtend] v [T] [Date: 1600 1700; : Late Latin; Origin: superintendere, from Latin intendere to give attention to ] formal to be in charge of something, and control how it is done = ↑supervise >superintendence n [U] …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 superintend — su|per|in|tend [ ,supərın tend ] verb transitive FORMAL to be in charge of an activity or job and check that it is done correctly ╾ su|per|in|ten|dence noun uncount …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 16 superintend — su·per·in·tend || ‚suːpÉ™rɪn tend v. look after, supervise, oversee, manage; act as superintendent …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 17 superintend — verb act as superintendent of. Derivatives superintendence noun superintendency noun Origin C17 (earlier (C16) as superintendent): from eccles. L. superintendere, translating Gk episkopein …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 18 superintend — v. a. Supervise, oversee, overlook, direct, conduct, manage, control, administer have charge of, have the direction of, have the oversight of, preside over …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 19 superintend — verb (T) formal to be in charge of something, and control how it is done superintendence noun (U) …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 20 superintend — v oversee, administer, direct, manage, run, look after, supervise. See supervise …

    A Note on the Style of the synonym finder