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Definition of "superintend" [su•per•in•tend]

  • To oversee and direct; supervise. See Synonyms at supervise. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "superintend" in a sentence
  • "True, we cannot always pay that attention to former associates, which we may wish; but the little community which we superintend is quite as important an object; and certainly renders us more beneficial to the public."
  • "Sometimes, given the region it falls to us to superintend, that is not possible."
  • "I find out where the stories are, and advise, and, in short, superintend."