Definition of oversee in English:

oversee

Line breaks: over|see
Pronunciation: /əʊvəˈsiː
 
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verb (oversees, overseeing; past oversaw; past participle overseen)

[with object]
Supervise (a person or their work), especially in an official capacity: the Home Secretary oversees the police service
More example sentences
  • 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.
Synonyms
supervise, superintend, be in charge of, be responsible for, run, look after, keep an eye on, inspect, administer, organize, manage, direct, guide, control, be in control of, preside over, head (up), lead, chair, umpire, referee, judge, adjudicate, moderate, govern, rule, command

Origin

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

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