AskDefine | Define oversee

Dictionary Definition

oversee v : watch and direct; "Who is overseeing this project?" [syn: supervise, superintend, manage] [also: overseen, oversaw]

User Contributed Dictionary



  • /'ovəɻsi/
    Rhymes: -iː


  1. To look at something in a wide angle.
  2. To observe secretly or unintentionally.
  3. To guide, review or direct the actions of a person or group.
    It is congress's duty to oversee the spending of federal funds.

Derived terms


to look at something in a wide angle
to see secretly or unintentionally
to guide, review or direct the actions of a person or group

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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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