superintend


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su·per·in·tend

 (so͞o′pər-ĭn-tĕnd′, so͞o′prĭn-)
tr.v. su·per·in·tend·ed, su·per·in·tend·ing, su·per·in·tends
To oversee and manage; supervise.

[Late Latin superintendere : Latin super-, super- + Latin intendere, to direct one's attention to; see intend.]

su′per·in·ten′dence n.

superintend

(ˌsuːpərɪnˈtɛnd; ˌsuːprɪn-)
vb
to undertake the direction or supervision (of); manage
[C17: from Church Latin superintendere, from Latin super- + intendere to give attention to]
ˌsuperinˈtendence n

su•per•in•tend

(ˌsu pər ɪnˈtɛnd, ˌsu prɪn-)

v.t.
1. to oversee and direct (work, processes, etc.).
2. to exercise supervision over (an institution, district, place, etc.).
[1605–15; < Late Latin superintendere. See super-, intend]

superintend


Past participle: superintended
Gerund: superintending

Imperative
superintend
superintend
Present
I superintend
you superintend
he/she/it superintends
we superintend
you superintend
they superintend
Preterite
I superintended
you superintended
he/she/it superintended
we superintended
you superintended
they superintended
Present Continuous
I am superintending
you are superintending
he/she/it is superintending
we are superintending
you are superintending
they are superintending
Present Perfect
I have superintended
you have superintended
he/she/it has superintended
we have superintended
you have superintended
they have superintended
Past Continuous
I was superintending
you were superintending
he/she/it was superintending
we were superintending
you were superintending
they were superintending
Past Perfect
I had superintended
you had superintended
he/she/it had superintended
we had superintended
you had superintended
they had superintended
Future
I will superintend
you will superintend
he/she/it will superintend
we will superintend
you will superintend
they will superintend
Future Perfect
I will have superintended
you will have superintended
he/she/it will have superintended
we will have superintended
you will have superintended
they will have superintended
Future Continuous
I will be superintending
you will be superintending
he/she/it will be superintending
we will be superintending
you will be superintending
they will be superintending
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been superintending
you have been superintending
he/she/it has been superintending
we have been superintending
you have been superintending
they have been superintending
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been superintending
you will have been superintending
he/she/it will have been superintending
we will have been superintending
you will have been superintending
they will have been superintending
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been superintending
you had been superintending
he/she/it had been superintending
we had been superintending
you had been superintending
they had been superintending
Conditional
I would superintend
you would superintend
he/she/it would superintend
we would superintend
you would superintend
they would superintend
Past Conditional
I would have superintended
you would have superintended
he/she/it would have superintended
we would have superintended
you would have superintended
they would have superintended
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.superintend - watch and directsuperintend - watch and direct; "Who is overseeing this project?"
administer, administrate - work in an administrative capacity; supervise or be in charge of; "administer a program"; "she administers the funds"
build - order, supervise, or finance the construction of; "The government is building new schools in this state"

superintend

verb supervise, run, oversee, control, manage, direct, handle, look after, overlook, administer, inspect During the interval, he superintended a prize draw.

superintend

verb
1. To have charge of (the affairs of others):
2. To direct and watch over the work and performance of others:
Translations
يُراقِب، يُناظِر
bdítvést
have opsyn med
hafa umsjón meî
vyresnysis inspektorius
pārraudzītuzraudzīt

superintend

[ˌsuːpərɪnˈtend] VTsupervisar

superintend

[ˌsuːpərɪnˈtɛnd] vtsurveiller

superintend

superintend

[ˌsuːprɪnˈtɛnd] vt (work, shop, department) → dirigere, soprintendere; (exam) → sorvegliare, vigilare; (production) → controllare; (counting of votes) → presiedere a

superintend

(suːpərinˈtend) verb
to supervise. An adult should be present to superintend the children's activities.
ˌsuperinˈtendence noun
He placed his estate under the superintendence of a manager.
ˌsuperinˈtendent noun
1. a person who superintends something, or is in charge of an institution, building etc. the superintendent of a hospital.
2. (abbreviation super ; often abbreviated to Supt when written) a police officer of the rank above chief inspector.
References in classic literature ?
Morrison the day before: one in which she would play for singing and calisthenics, and superintend the piano practice of the younger girls in a boarding-school; the other an assistant's place in the Edgewood High School.
It was no longer in Emma's power to superintend his happiness or quicken his measures.
The first month after their marriage was spent with their friend at the Mansion-house; from whence they could superintend the progress of the Parsonage, and direct every thing as they liked on the spot;-- could chuse papers, project shrubberies, and invent a sweep.
Its owner stood behind; her light, shining ringlets blending, at intervals, with his brown looks, as she bent to superintend his studies; and her face - it was lucky he could not see her face, or he would never have been so steady.
I thought I perceived that Miss Lavinia would have uncommon satisfaction in superintending two young lovers, like Dora and me; and that Miss Clarissa would have hardly less satisfaction in seeing her superintend us, and in chiming in with her own particular department of the subject whenever that impulse was strong upon her.
The sports were regulated by an officer of inferior rank, termed the Provost of the Games; for the high rank of the marshals of the lists would have been held degraded, had they condescended to superintend the sports of the yeomanry.
Trelawney had taken up his residence at an inn far down the docks to superintend the work upon the schooner.