Chaperone vs Supervise - What's the difference?

chaperone | supervise |


As verbs the difference between chaperone and supervise

is that chaperone is to act as a chaperone while supervise is .

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.

chaperone

Noun

(en noun)
  • 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.
  • Derived terms

    * chaperoneship * cochaperone

    Verb

    (en-verb)
  • to act as a chaperone
  • * 2006 , The New Yorker, 17 April 2006, page 27.
  • 'Purcell had volunteered to chaperone a delegation of female students'

    See also

    *

    supervise

    English

    Verb

    (supervis)
  • To direct, manage, or oversee; to be in charge
  • *, chapter=19
  • , title= 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.