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oversee, supervise, superintend, manageverb
watch and direct
"Who is overseeing this project?"
To see unintentionally or unexpectedly; -- the visual analogy to overhear.
To survey, look at something in a wide angle.
To supervise, guide, review or direct the actions of a person or group.
It is congress's duty to oversee the spending of federal funds.
To inspect, examine
Gamekeepers oversee a hunting ground to see to the wildlife's welfare and look for poachers.
To fail to see; to overlook, ignore.
To observe secretly or unintentionally.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: over and see.
He had charge my discipline to frame,
And tutors nouriture to oversee. Fairy Queen.
She without noise will oversee
His children and his family. Dryden.
I who resolve to oversee
No lucky opportunity,
Will go to council to advise
Which way t’ encounter, or surprise. Hud. p. iii.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
ō-vėr-sē′, v.t. to see or look over, to superintend.—n. Oversē′er, one who oversees: a superintendent: an officer who has the care of the poor, and other duties, such as making out lists of voters, of persons who have not paid rates, &c.: one who manages a plantation of slaves: (obs.) a critic.—Overseers of the poor, officers in England who manage the poor-rate.—Be overseen (obs.), to be deceived: to be fuddled.
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To review or direct.
They did oversee the project and knew the team would succeed.
Submitted by MaryC on March 7, 2020
The numerical value of oversee in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of oversee in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Examples of oversee in a Sentence
As you know, there has been a lot of changes at Coty over the past 12 to 18 months ... so the board asked me to stay to oversee the transaction.
Allegations of sexual harassment should always be taken seriously, there must be a truly independent investigation to thoroughly review these troubling allegations against the governor, and I stand ready to oversee that investigation and make any appointments necessary.
Senator Sanders will likely continue to try and tout his time as Senate VA Chairman. But an honest look at his time as chairman will show that he failed in his responsibility to oversee the VA and was not a leader in the fight to reform and fix the VA.
I think it's best that I reserve my comments on the record until I do that in front of the lawmakers who have the lawful responsibility to oversee the U.S. military, i'll go into any level of detail Congress wants to go into in a couple of weeks.
We have to give more tools to our folks to be able to do that, not fewer and then trust those people and oversee them to do it the right way.
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