Synonyms and Antonyms of oversee

  1. 1 to look after and make decisions about <will oversee the new manufacturing division> Synonyms administer, administrate, carry on, control, direct, govern, guide, handle, keep, manage, operate, overlook, conduct, preside (over), regulate, run, steward, superintend, supervise, tendRelated Words care (for), mind, watch; lead, pilot, steer; guard, protect, safeguard; micromanage, stage-manage; codirect, comanage

  2. 2 to be in charge of <looking for someone to oversee the project from start to finish> Synonyms captain, handle, head, overlook, boss, quarterback, superintend, superviseRelated Words administer, command, control, direct, guide, manage, order, run, shepherd, show, steer; monitor, preside (over); govern, reign, rule

  3. 3 to take charge of especially on behalf of another <oversee the household until Dad gets home> Synonyms attend, care (for), mind, {h,2}tend, superintend, supervise, watchRelated Words administrate, conduct, control, direct, govern, guide, manage, operate, preside (over), regulate, run, steward; guard, patrol, protect, safeguard, shield; baby, babysit, chaperone (or chaperon), mother, shepherdNear Antonyms abandon, disregard, forget, ignore, neglect, pass over

  4. 4 to look over closely (as for judging quality or condition) <her job was to oversee each and every dish before it left the kitchen and was served to a customer> Synonyms audit, check (out), con, examine, overlook, inspect, 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, overlook

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