Meaning of oversee

o•ver•see

Pronunciation: (ō"vur-sē'), [key]
— -saw, -seen, -see•ing.
  1. to direct (work or workers); supervise; manage: He was hired to oversee the construction crews.
  2. to see or observe secretly or unintentionally: We happened to oversee the burglar leaving the premises. He was overseen stealing the letters.
  3. to survey or watch, as from a higher position.
  4. to look over; examine; inspect.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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