What does oversee mean?

Definitions for oversee
ˌoʊ vərˈsiover·see

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. oversee, supervise, superintend, manage(verb)

    watch and direct

    "Who is overseeing this project?"


  1. Oversee(v. t.)

    To see unintentionally or unexpectedly; -- the visual analogy to overhear.

    Etymology: [AS. oferson to survey, to despise. See Over, and See.]


  1. oversee(Verb)

    To survey, look at something in a wide angle.

  2. oversee(Verb)

    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.

  3. oversee(Verb)

    To inspect, examine

    Gamekeepers oversee a hunting ground to see to the wildlife's welfare and look for poachers.

  4. oversee(Verb)

    To fail to see; to overlook, ignore.

  5. oversee(Verb)

    To observe secretly or unintentionally.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Oversee

    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.


  1. Oversee

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Editors Contribution

  1. oversee

    To review or direct.

    They did oversee the project and knew the team would succeed.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 7, 2020  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of oversee in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of oversee in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of oversee in a Sentence

  1. Federal Reserve:

    It isn't obvious at all from our current regulatory system that we have in place what we need to assess or oversee this.

  2. Jack Bowles:

    My goal is to oversee a step change in New Category growth.

  3. Chris Christie:

    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.

  4. Chris Christie:

    When you actually have to be responsible for doing this …. we did it for seven years in my office, respecting civil liberties and protecting the homeland and I will make no apologies ever for protecting the lives and the safety of the American people, 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.

  5. Michael Lawhorn:

    Assigning a permanent general officer to the area to oversee the train, advise, assist mission is a sign of how important Helmand is both to the government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and the international coalition.

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Translations for oversee

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  • überwachen, überblicken, leiten, beaufsichtigen, managenGerman
  • επιβλέπωGreek
  • nähdä, tarkkailla, valvoaFinnish
  • superviserFrench
  • לְפַקֵחַHebrew
  • overschouwen, overzien, bekijkenDutch
  • обозреватьRussian
  • mbikëqyrAlbanian
  • denetlemek, idare etmek, kontrol etmek, izlemek, gözetmek, yönetmek, bakmakTurkish

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