verb (used with object), o·ver·saw, o·ver·seen, o·ver·see·ing.
- overseas cap,
- overseas telegram,
Origin of oversee
Examples from the Web for oversaw
Two years ago in Michigan, she oversaw AFP operations to help the Republican-controlled legislature pass sweeping anti-union laws.The Next Phase of the Koch Brothers’ War on Unions|Carl Deal and Tia Lessin|December 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Umberto, who went by Albert, oversaw mob killings during his reign in the mid-1900s.
Filed away within the annals of the New York Historical Society, it escaped the notice of those who oversaw the archives.
He oversaw a brutal regime, aimed at instilling respect, deference and acceptance of duty into the princes.
He implemented the program, oversaw it, and defended it, to say nothing of the secret prisons, which he also directed.
This was no slight aid to her, and leaving the management of the helm to him, she oversaw the management of the piece herself.Fanny Campbell, The Female Pirate Captain|Maturin Murray Ballou
The younger Vestals, whose attendance on the sacred fire and care of the Temple she oversaw, wondered at her exacting petulance.A Friend of Caesar|William Stearns Davis
Austin was at home in the morning and evening and oversaw their work, helping with the heavier part.The Hero of Hill House|Mable Hale
Mr. Templeton had two children—a son who was with Price, and a daughter who oversaw the household, the mother being dead.The Courier of the Ozarks|Byron A. Dunn
verb -sees, -seeing, -saw or -seen (tr)
Old English oferseon "to look down upon, keep watch over, survey, observe;" see over + see (v.). Meaning "to supervise" is attested from mid-15c. The verb lacks the double sense of similar overlook, but this emerges in the noun form oversight. Related: Oversaw; overseen.