invigilate

invigilate
[[t]ɪnvɪ̱ʤɪleɪt[/t]]
invigilates, invigilating, invigilated
Someone who invigilates an examination supervises the people who are taking it in order to ensure that it starts and finishes at the correct time, and that there is no cheating. [BRIT]

[V n] I've taught sixth formers and invigilated exams. [Also V]

Derived words:
invigilator plural N-COUNT

...an exam invigilator.


English dictionary. 2008.

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  • invigilate — n. ([i^]n*v[i^]j [i^]l*[=a]t) [imp. & p. p. {Invigilated} ([i^]n*v[i^]j [i^]l*[=a] t[e^]d); p. pr. & vb. n. {Invigilating}.] [L. invigilare to stay awake, to be vigilant.] To keep watch. [PJC] 2. To keep watch over examination candidates to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • invigilate — index police Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • invigilate — (v.) 1550s, from L. invigilatus, pp. of invigilare watch over, be watchful, be devoted, from in in (see IN (Cf. in ) (2)) + vigilare (see VIGIL (Cf. vigil)). Especially in reference to student exams. Related: Invigilated; invigilating …   Etymology dictionary

  • invigilate — ► VERB Brit. ▪ supervise candidates during an examination. DERIVATIVES invigilation noun invigilator noun. ORIGIN Latin invigilare watch over …   English terms dictionary

  • invigilate — [in vij′ə lāt΄] vi., vt. invigilated, invigilating [< L invigilatus, pp. of invigilare < in , in, on + vigilare, to watch: see VIGIL] Brit. to keep watch (over); esp., to monitor (students) during a written examination invigilation n.… …   English World dictionary

  • invigilate — UK [ɪnˈvɪdʒəleɪt] / US [ɪnˈvɪdʒɪˌleɪt] verb [intransitive/transitive] Word forms invigilate : present tense I/you/we/they invigilate he/she/it invigilates present participle invigilating past tense invigilated past participle invigilated British… …   English dictionary

  • invigilate — verb Invigilate is used with these nouns as the object: ↑exam …   Collocations dictionary

  • invigilate — verb ( lated; lating) Etymology: Latin invigilatus, past participle of invigilare to stay awake, be watchful, from in + vigilare to stay awake more at vigilant Date: 1553 intransitive verb to keep watch; especially British to supervise students… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • invigilate — invigilation, n. invigilator, n. /in vij euh layt /, v.i., invigilated, invigilating. 1. to keep watch. 2. Brit. to keep watch over students at an examination. [1545 55; < L invigilatus (ptp. of invigilare to keep watch, stay up late), equiv. to… …   Universalium

  • invigilate — verb To oversee a test or exam. Professor Burns will be invigilating over the final examinations to ensure that the students do not cheat …   Wiktionary

  • invigilate — in|vi|gi|late [ınˈvıdʒıleıt] v [I and T] BrE [Date: 1500 1600; : Latin; Origin: invigilare to watch, be awake in , from vigil; VIGIL] to watch people who are taking an examination and make sure that they do not cheat American Equivalent: proctor… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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