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Overseer vs. Oversee

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Overseernoun

One who oversees or supervises.

Overseeverb

(literally) To survey, look at something in a wide angle.

Overseernoun

(historical) The manager of a plantation of slaves.

Overseeverb

(figuratively) To supervise, guide, review or direct the actions of a person or group.

‘It is congress's duty to oversee the spending of federal funds.’;

Overseernoun

(historical) An officer responsible for the care of the poor, making out lists of voters and those who had not paid taxes, etc.

Overseeverb

To inspect, examine

‘Gamekeepers oversee a hunting ground to see to the wildlife's welfare and look for poachers.’;

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Overseernoun

(obsolete) A critic.

Overseeverb

(obsolete) To fail to see; to overlook, ignore.

Overseernoun

One who oversees; a superintendent; a supervisor; as, an overseer of a mill; specifically, one or certain public officers; as, an overseer of the poor; an overseer of highways.

Overseeverb

To observe secretly or unintentionally.

Overseernoun

a person who directs and manages an organization

Overseeverb

To superintend; to watch over; to direct; to look or see after; to overlook{2}.

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Overseeverb

To omit or neglect seeing; to overlook{5}.

Overseeverb

To see unintentionally or unexpectedly; - the visual analogy to overhear.

Overseeverb

To see too or too much; hence, to be deceived.

‘The most expert gamesters may sometimes oversee.’; ‘Your partiality to me is much overseen, if you think me fit to correct your Latin.’;

Overseeverb

watch and direct;

‘Who is overseeing this project?’;

Overseeverb

supervise (a person or their work), especially in an official capacity

‘the Home Secretary oversees the police service’;

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