Definition of oversee
2a : inspect, examine <oversees all new machinery>b : to watch over and direct (as an undertaking or a group of workers) 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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