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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  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  with  authority; 
  to  supervise;  as  an  officer  superintends  the  building  of  a 
  ship  or  the  construction  of  a  fort. 
  The  king  may  appoint  a  council,  who  may  superintend  the 
  works  of  this  nature.  --Bacon. 
  Syn:  {Superintend},  {Supervise}. 
  Usage:  These  words  in  general  use  are  the  synonymous.  As 
  sometimes  used  supervise  implies  the  more  general, 
  and  superintend,  the  more  particular  and  constant, 
  inspection  or  direction.  Among  architects  there  is  a 
  disposition  to  use  the  word  supervise  in  the  sense  of 
  a  general  oversight  of  the  main  points  of  construction 
  with  reference  to  the  design,  etc.,  and  to  employ  the 
  word  superintend  to  signify  a  constant,  careful 
  attention  to  all  the  details  of  construction.  But  this 
  technical  distinction  is  not  firmly  established. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  v  :  watch  and  direct;  "Who  is  overseeing  this  project?"  [syn:  {oversee}, 
  {supervise},  {manage}] 

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