Definition of supervisor in English:



  • 1A person who supervises a person or an activity.

    • ‘As difficult as it may be, have a candid conversation with your supervisor about your schedule and ways to recharge your battery.’
    • ‘In addition, it is expected that supervisory skills are limited and few supervisors received training in how to manage people.’
    • ‘Higher-level managers often spot-quiz supervisors about their new employees: What are his hobbies?’
    • ‘Bank supervisors, through lax supervision, had become instruments of this policy of propping up favored borrowers.’
    • ‘At one school, eight outside supervisors were needed to supervise and substitute.’
    • ‘This result corresponds with the presumed deficit in supervisory training of agricultural supervisors and managers and the results of this study.’
    • ‘In some cases, court decisions, legislative action, or other informal influences have undermined supervisors.’
    • ‘Still, there are precious few companies that pay significant attention to how their employees feel about their supervisors, or recognize how important that can be.’
    • ‘The supervisor said that the employees were correct in their response, and to do otherwise would have been beyond the scope of their authority.’
    • ‘He said to this end training of magistrates, investigators, bankers and supervisors has been on-going, and anti-money laundering television programmes have been conducted to try and raise the levels of awareness.’
    • ‘Here's what's surprising to me: 27 percent had come to the attention of supervisors for suspicious activities prior to the crime they were caught committing.’
    • ‘Both supervisors and employees should be educated to look for signs of potential problems.’
    • ‘Employees expect supervisors and managers to set an example.’
    • ‘They were mainly telesales people and call centre supervisors who moved into business development and sales management roles.’
    • ‘It's also helpful to create and constantly update a tracking system to keep account of which supervisors have completed training - and when.’
    • ‘Every cubicle is occupied, by designers, supervisors, and accountants.’
    • ‘Line supervisors were charged with keeping each piece of equipment and each worker fully utilized.’
    • ‘Positive discipline is a mutual problem solving approach in which the supervisor and employee try to reach agreement on how to resolve the issue.’
    • ‘I also feel frustration when I have to report to, and through many layers of, supervisors, vice presidents, etc. who aren't that bright.’
    • ‘Restaurant supervisors start on about €19,000 moving up to €25,000, depending on their experience and place of work.’
    manager, director, administrator, overseer, controller, boss, chief, superintendent, inspector, head, governor, superior, organizer, conductor, steward, foreman, ganger
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    1. 1.1 A person who directs and oversees the work of a postgraduate research student.
      • ‘They have only occasional contact with supervisors, other health professionals and the client's family.’
      • ‘To such supervisors, research students may represent a source of cheap research labour.’
      • ‘Even better, your supervisor, a top researcher in the field, wants to nurture your interest in science…’
      • ‘And yet, there are also questions we might ask ourselves: How much do you share between supervisor and research student?’
      • ‘I owed my participation to my research supervisor at Cambridge, only to find myself in a group of celebrities from all over the world - statesmen, philosophers, journalists, Members of Parliament and poets.’
      • ‘My heartfelt thank goes to my supervisor for his insightful suggestions.’
      • ‘This commonly occurs in editing and publishing, and in controversial circumstances might be the role a supervisor takes in the postgraduate student's final work.’
      • ‘If students and supervisors find themselves initially bamboozled with beginning an exegesis, then I suggest that they read the exegeses of others and talk to candidates who are further advanced in the processes.’
      • ‘Day-to-day activities varied from helping with the telephone and photocopying to reporting to her supervisor about on-going legislative committee hearings and her own bill-analysis research.’
      • ‘Teacher educators, supervisors, and professors who teach, mentor, and advise preservice teachers should consider the resistant nature of teacher efficacy beliefs.’
      • ‘However, in order to make this project work, the Institute needs the input of PhD and MA supervisors to put students in contact with them.’
      • ‘Before the course begins, students get their supervisor, their peers, and the people they manage to critique them and forward their evaluations to the course instructors.’
      • ‘In the third phase, the participant, her appointed mentor, and her direct supervisor will design a professional development plan.’
      • ‘It was an unusual meeting of supervisor and postgraduates: all four of us were aged between twenty-four and thirty.’
      • ‘Work done by university staff acting as supervisors for postgraduate students can be viewed in the same way.’