oversees


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oversees

supervises: oversees the manufacturing division; manages; surveys, as from a higher point; looks over; examines: oversees the documents
Not to be confused with:
overseas – abroad; across the sea: overseas travel; beyond the sea; foreign: overseas assignment
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o·ver·see

 (ō′vər-sē′)
tr.v. o·ver·saw (-sô′), o·ver·seen (-sēn′), o·ver·see·ing, o·ver·sees
To watch over and direct; supervise.
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References in classic literature ?
Only Thedora is acting as my servant, together with Bwikov's valet, who oversees everything, but has been absent for the past three days.
Rautsch, his brother, in the same week pulling off the Ten Thousand (oversee).
Ryder -- who, I think, could soon have brought me round, and could have done anything with me; but he had given up all the hard part of the trade to his son and to another experienced man, and he only came at times to oversee. His son was a strong, tall, bold man; they called him Samson, and he used to boast that he had never found a horse that could throw him.
Still, however, he spoke kindly to the lady, and then hastened forth to till his cornfield and set out fruit-trees, or to bargain with the Indians for furs, or perchance to oversee the building of a fort.
"I pray, maister Skelton, late created poet-laureate in the university of Oxenford," says Caxton, "to oversee and correct this said book."
Nobody has much of a chance to go wrong in Avonlea with Rachel to oversee them."
'These be the sort' - she took a fine judicial tone, and stuffed her mouth with pan - 'These be the sort to oversee justice.
My father's steward, who came to us after old Giles Crookleg died, was ever a saucy varlet, and I know not why my father kept him, saving that he did oversee with great judgment.
I was sure that with definite plans to go by Perry could oversee the construction of an adequate flotilla.
"Have you seen the barometer?" Captain Oleson asked, pausing at the bottom of the steps on his way to oversee the disembarkation of the sick.
It was quickly apparent to her that she could not adequately oversee the outside work and at the same time do the house work.
It was my task to tally the pelts as they came aboard from the boats, to oversee the skinning and afterward the cleansing of the decks and bringing things ship-shape again.