Oversee meaning

ōvər-sē
To watch over and direct; supervise.
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To watch over and manage; supervise; superintend.
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To catch sight of (a person or persons in some action) secretly or accidentally.
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To survey; watch.
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(archaic) To examine; inspect.
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(literally) To survey, look at something in a wide angle.
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(figuratively) 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.

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

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To observe secretly or unintentionally.
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Oversee is defined as to watch or direct something.

An example of to oversee is to make sure that employees are properly completing a project.

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Origin of oversee

  • over- +"Ž see

    From Wiktionary