What does invigilate mean?

invigilate meaning in General Dictionary

To keep view

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  • watch over (pupils taking an exam, to stop infidelity)

invigilate meaning in Etymology Dictionary

1550s, from Latin invigilatus, past participle of invigilare "watch over, be watchful, be devoted," from in- "in" (see in- (2)) + vigilare (see vigil). Especially in mention of pupil examinations. Relevant: Invigilated; invigilating.