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oversee

[ oh-ver-see ]
/ 藢o蕣 v蓹r藞si /
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verb (used with object), o路ver路saw, o路ver路seen, o路ver路see路ing.
to direct (work or workers); supervise; manage: He was hired to oversee the construction crews.
to see or observe secretly or unintentionally: We happened to oversee the burglar leaving the premises. He was overseen stealing the letters.
to survey or watch, as from a higher position.
to look over; examine; inspect.
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Origin of oversee

before 900; Middle English overseen,Old English ofers膿on.See over-, see1

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH oversee

overlook, oversee , oversight
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How to use oversee in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for oversee

oversee
/ (藢蓹蕣v蓹藞si藧) /

verb -sees, -seeing, -saw or -seen (tr)
to watch over and direct; supervise
to watch secretly or accidentally
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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