v.i. supervise closely, especially candidates in examination.
   ♦ invigilation, n.
   ♦ invigilator, n.

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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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