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Meaning of OVERSEE

Pronunciation:  `owvur'see

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[v]  watch and direct; "Who is overseeing this project?"
 

OVERSEE is a 7 letter word that starts with O.

 

 Synonyms: manage, superintend, supervise
 
 See Also: administer, administrate, build

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \O`ver*see"\, v. t. [imp. {Oversaw}; p. p. {Overseen};
    p. pr. & vb. n. {Overseeing}.] [AS. ofers['e]on to survey, to
    despise. See {Over}, and {See}.]
    1. To superintend; to watch over; to direct; to look or see
       after; to overlook.
    
    2. To omit or neglect seeing. --Spenser.
    
    
  2. \O`ver*see"\, v. i.
    To see too or too much; hence, to be deceived. [Obs.]
    
          The most expert gamesters may sometimes oversee.
                                                   --Fuller.
    
          Your partiality to me is much overseen, if you think me
          fit to correct your Latin.               --Walpole.
    
    
 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: administer, boss, chaperon, control, direct, handle, keep in order, manage, manipulate, operate, overlook, quarterback, ride herd on, run, stand over, superintend, supervise, survey, take care of, watch over
 

 

 

 

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