[ in-vij-uh-leyt ]
/ ɪnˈvɪdʒ əˌleɪt /
verb (used without object), in·vig·i·lat·ed, in·vig·i·lat·ing.
to keep watch.
British. to keep watch over students at an examination.
Origin of invigilate
OTHER WORDS FROM invigilatein·vig·i·la·tion, noun in·vig·i·la·tor, noun
Words nearby invigilate
British Dictionary definitions for invigilator
/ (ɪnˈvɪdʒɪˌleɪt) /
British to watch examination candidates, esp to prevent cheating US word: proctor
archaic to keep watch
Derived forms of invigilateinvigilation, noun invigilator, noun
Word Origin for invigilate
C16: from Latin invigilāre to watch over, from in- ² + vigilāre to keep watch; see vigil