Definition of Oversee

1. Verb. Watch and direct. "Who is overseeing this project?"




Definition of Oversee

1. v. t. To superintend; to watch over; to direct; to look or see after; to overlook.

2. v. i. To see too or too much; hence, to be deceived.

Definition of Oversee

1. Verb. (literally) To survey, look at something in a wide angle. ¹

2. Verb. (figuratively) To supervise, guide, review or direct the actions of a person or group. ¹

3. Verb. To inspect, examine ¹

4. Verb. (obsolete) To fail to see; to overlook, ignore. ¹

5. Verb. To observe secretly or unintentionally. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Oversee

1. to watch over and direct [v -SAW, -SEEN, -SEEING, -SEES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Oversee

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Literary usage of Oversee

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Potential Terrorist Attacks: Additional Actions Needed to Better Prepare by David M. D'Agostino, Cody J. Goebel (2001)
"Several federal organizations oversee the various securities market participants. The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) regulates the stock and ..."

2. OTC Derivatives: Additional Oversight Could Reduce Costly Sales Practice by Cecile O. Trop (1998)
"Both regulators issued guidance to their exan and the banks they oversee that address the risks of marketing OTC derivatives, MBS, and structured notes. ..."

3. The Harleian Miscellany: Or, A Collection of Scarce, Curious, and by William Oldys, John Malham (1811)
"... ORDERLY SET DOWN, And insure manner, as that the Traveller may not oversee or neglect any thing that is memorable in those Countries, but may compass ..."

4. Judicial and Statutory Definitions of Words and Phrases by West Publishing Company (1914)
"The words "general supervision" imply something more than a mere power to advise and suggest, and confer authority to oversee and review the acts and to ..."

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