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
Reuters reported Friday that Mueller will now oversee an ongoing federal grand-jury investigation in eastern Virginia into Flynn’s relationship with Turkish businessman Ekim Alpetkin.
As commander, Eaton oversaw a number of investigative units including the detective bureau, crime scene investigation unit and auto theft unit.
The test was led by the Missile Defense Agency, and also included the Air Force's 30th Space Wing at Vandenberg and U.S. Northern Command, which oversees the defense of the United States at home.
In the aftermath of that incident, Energy Transfer Partners turned to TigerSwan — a company with a deep background in counterterrorism operations — to oversee the work of the other security companies contracted to protect the pipeline.
But a number of the troops also hadn’t passed the vetting, said Atul Khare, who heads the U.N. department that oversees the conduct and discipline unit.
In Canada, the mortgage industry is overseen by each province, with the ministry of finance creating the regulation that FSCO enforces in Ontario.
Meanwhile, the investigation has significantly expanded, with former FBI Director Robert S. Mueller III overseeing the probe as special counsel.
Gen. Matthew C. Isler, who oversaw the investigation.
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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
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