Definition of oversee in English:


Syllabification: o·ver·see
Pronunciation: /ˌōvərˈsē

verb (oversees, overseeing; past oversaw; past participle overseen)

[with object]
  • Supervise (a person or work), especially in an official capacity: a trustee appointed to oversee Corrie’s finances
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    • There was no health and safety plan in place or a supervisor appointed to oversee the works.
    • Its members are elected by parliamentary deputies and judges, and its work overseen by the president.
    • The Parish Council is the board of the local church that oversees its work and finances.
    supervise, superintend, be in charge/control of, be responsible for, look after, keep an eye on, inspect, administer, organize, manage, micromanage, direct, preside over


Old English ofersēon 'look at from above' (see over-, see1).

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