Chaperone vs Supervise - What's the difference?
As verbs the difference between chaperone and supervise
is that chaperone
is to act as a chaperone while supervise
As a noun chaperone
is an older person who accompanies other younger people to ensure the propriety of their behaviour, often an older woman accompanying a young woman.
An older person who accompanies other younger people to ensure the propriety of their behaviour, often an older woman accompanying a young woman.
(biology) A protein that assists the non-covalent folding/unfolding and the assembly/disassembly of other macromolecular structures, but does not occur in these structures when the latter are performing their normal biological functions.
to act as a chaperone
* 2006 , The New Yorker, 17 April 2006, page 27.
- 'Purcell had volunteered to chaperone a delegation of female students'
To direct, manage, or oversee; to be in charge
The Mirror and the Lamp
, passage=Nothing was too small to receive attention, if a supervising
eye could suggest improvements likely to conduce to the common welfare. Mr. Gordon Burnage, for instance, personally visited dust-bins and back premises, accompanied by a sort of village bailiff, going his round like a commanding officer doing billets.}}
(obsolete) To look over so as to read; to peruse.
* 1590 , , IV. ii. 120:
- Let me supervise the canzonet.