- IPA: /əʊvə(ɹ)siː/
oversee (oversees, present participle overseeing; past oversaw, past participle overseen) (transitive)
- (literally) To survey, look at something in a wide angle.
- (figuratively) To supervise, guide, review or direct the actions of a person or group.
- Synonyms: superintend
- It is congress's duty to oversee the spending of federal funds.
- To inspect, examine
- Gamekeepers oversee a hunting ground to see to the wildlife's welfare and look for poachers.
- (obsolete) To fail to see; to overlook, ignore.
- 1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Qveene. […], London: Printed [by John Wolfe] for VVilliam Ponsonbie, OCLC 960102938 ↗, book II, canto IX:
- Thereat the Elfe did blush in priuitee, / And turnd his face away; but she the same / Dissembled faire, and faynd to ouersee.
- To observe secretly or unintentionally.
- French: superviser
- German: beaufsichtigen, überwachen, leiten, managen
- Portuguese: supervisionar
- Spanish: supervisar
- Portuguese: vigiar