verb (used with object), o·ver·saw, o·ver·seen, o·ver·see·ing.
Examples from the Web for oversee
But there is no comparable official to oversee efforts for freeing civilian hostages.
Some factories do not employ Muslims on the premises who can oversee the process, Nana said.
Russia was considering sending a group of observers to oversee the May 11 referendum, Russian news reported on Tuesday.
It also wants an unelected royal commission be appointed to oversee and implement such measures.
Obamacare is just one example of the risks facing politicians who oversee major tech projects.Even the Most Powerful Man in the World Is at the Mercy of the IT Guy|Jill Lawrence|March 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I guess it was because there weren't any more Ruths around there to oversee the job.One Way Out|William Carleton
Each member of the family had his especial duty to perform, his particular bundles to oversee.McTeague|Frank Norris
If you were to oversee that department, I think there would be a change greatly for the better.Hubert's Wife|Minnie Mary Lee
He was obliged to oversee the work as a whole, including young ministers, until it became thoroughly established.The Last Reformation|F. G. [Frederick George] Smith
She hired old man John Akins to oversee de plantation, and she evermore did oversee him and de plantation too.Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States|Work Projects Administration
British Dictionary definitions for oversee
verb -sees, -seeing, -saw or -seen (tr)
Word Origin and History for oversee
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.