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overlook

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of overlook

  1. a high place or structure from which a wide view is possible <just down the road there's a great overlook where you can get a panoramic view of the valley below> Synonyms observatory, outlook, lookoutRelated Words aerie, crow's nest, tower, watchtower; promontory




overlook

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of overlook

  1. 1 to look down on <the fortress overlooks the city> Synonyms command, dominate Related Words face, front

  2. 2 to fail to give proper attention to <you've overlooked your chores again this week> Synonyms bypass, disregard, forget, ignore, neglect, overpass, pass over, slight, slur (over)Related Words fail; miss, omit; brush (aside or off), reject, shrug off, slough (off) also sluff (off); disdain, pooh-pooh (also pooh), scorn; scant, skimpNear Antonyms appreciate, cherish, prize, treasure, value; cultivate, foster, nurse, nurture; pamper; remember; listen (to), watch; follow, mark, note, notice, observe, remarkAntonyms attend (to), heed, mind, regard, tend (to)

  3. 3 to be in charge of <you'll be asked to overlook larger projects in the future> Synonyms captain, handle, head, boss, oversee, quarterback, superintend, superviseRelated Words administer, command, control, direct, guide, manage, order, run, shepherd, show, steer; monitor, preside (over); govern, reign, rule

  4. 4 to cast a spell on <the superstitious grandmother actually believed that the baby had been overlooked by a gypsy woman> Synonyms charm, enchant, ensorcell (or ensorcel), hex, bewitch, spell, strikeRelated Words curse, jinx, possess, voodoo; attract, beguile, captivate, fascinate, mesmerize, spellbind; entice, lure, seduce, temptNear Antonyms bless

  5. 5 to look over closely (as for judging quality or condition) <quickly overlooked the table of used books to see if there was anything of value> Synonyms audit, check (out), con, examine, inspect, oversee, review, scan, scrutinize, survey, viewRelated Words notice, observe, watch; comb, peruse, pore (over); analyze, dissect, parse; delve (into), explore, investigate, plumb, probe, research, study; categorize, classify; pick over; reinspect, rereview, resurveyNear Antonyms skim; glance (at or over); miss, inspect

  6. 6 to dismiss as of little importance <definitely not the kind of spouse to overlook even a single instance of marital infidelity> Synonyms blink (at), brush (aside or off), condone, discount, disregard, forgive, gloss (over), gloze (over), ignore, excuse, overpass, paper over, pardon, pass over, remit, shrug off, whitewash, wink (at)Related Words explain, justify, rationalize; absolve, acquit, clear, exculpate, exonerate, vindicate; waive, wave (aside or off)Near Antonyms heed, mark, mind, note, object (to)

  7. 7 to look after and make decisions about <the engineer hired to overlook the construction of the canal> Synonyms administer, administrate, carry on, control, direct, govern, guide, handle, keep, manage, operate, conduct, oversee, preside (over), regulate, run, steward, superintend, supervise, tendRelated Words care (for), mind, watch; lead, pilot, steer; guard, protect, safeguard; micromanage, stage-manage; codirect, comanage




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