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
Recent Examples of oversee from the Web
RALEIGH, N.C. -- The military judge overseeing Army Sgt.
Burger are being installed Thursday, said John Sales, a spokesperson for the Maryland Transportation Authority, which oversees operations on I-95 between Baltimore and the Delaware State Line.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration oversees the nation’s Southeast Fisheries from this three-story building on Virginia Key built in 1965.
Texas set up 21 regional health programs to oversee hundreds of pilot programs paid for by the waiver money intended to improve care to the poor.
Wedding planner Lauryn Prattes oversaw the details of the nuptials, and the couple tapped Amaryllis for the flowers and Occasions Caterers for the food.
Illinois is not part of the Multi-State Lottery Association that oversees Powerball, but is licensed to sell the tickets, Schaumburg said.
MORE COVERAGE ►Mark Jurich’s salary: The audit lists Tom’s son Mark Jurich, who oversees fundraising for athletics, as receiving $767,208 total from the foundation from 2010 to 2016.
American Indian and environmental activists plan a rally Wednesday outside the federal courthouse in Washington, D.C., as Boasberg oversees an unrelated hearing in the case.
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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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