Definition of oversee
2a : inspect, examine oversees all new machineryb : to watch over and direct (an undertaking, a group of workers, etc.) in order to ensure a satisfactory outcome or performance : supervise was hired to oversee the design and construction of the new library oversaw 20 employees
Examples of oversee in a sentence
He was hired to oversee design and construction of the new facility.
will oversee the new manufacturing division
Before 12th Century
First Known Use of oversee
before 12th century
OVERSEE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of oversee for English Language Learners
: to watch and direct (an activity, a group of workers, etc.) in order to be sure that a job is done correctly
OVERSEE Defined for Kids
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