Synonyms for superintend

Grammar : Verb
Spell : soo-per-in-tend, soo-prin-
Phonetic Transcription : ˌsu pər ɪnˈtɛnd, ˌsu prɪn-

Définition of superintend

Origin :
  • 1610s, from Church Latin superintendere (see superintendent). Related: Superintended; superintending.
  • verb supervise
Example sentences :
  • Nelson, who was appointed to superintend the evacuation, frustrated these projects.
  • Extract from : « The Life of Horatio Lord Nelson » by Robert Southey
  • In 1882 he returned to New York, to superintend the installation of his system in that city.
  • Extract from : « Heroes of the Telegraph » by J. Munro
  • If a bridge was to be constructed, or a road repaired, he was sent for to superintend it.
  • Extract from : « Cleveland Past and Present » by Maurice Joblin
  • I superintend the dairies; the butter and the cheese are the produce of my industry.
  • Extract from : « Imogen » by William Godwin
  • But now they would be needed to superintend the more delicate work.
  • Extract from : « The Black Star Passes » by John W Campbell
  • He did not exactly abandon his business, but he came to superintend his superintendents.
  • Extract from : « The Spirit of Sweetwater » by Hamlin Garland
  • No doubt, and confine me at home to superintend the domestic affairs.
  • Extract from : « Eventide » by Effie Afton
  • He was compelled to superintend everything, and even to devote himself to the minutest details.
  • Extract from : « The Adventures of the Chevalier De La Salle and His Companions, in Their Explorations of the Prairies, Forests, Lakes, and Rivers, of the New World, and Their Interviews with the Savage Tribes, Two Hundred Years Ago » by John S. C. Abbott
  • He now, however, undertook to superintend the distribution of the provisions.
  • Extract from : « The Voyages of the Ranger and Crusader » by W.H.G. Kingston
  • We will superintend you, give you orders where to dig, and when, and where to stop.
  • Extract from : « The Common Sense of Socialism » by John Spargo

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