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oversee

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Verb (usu participle)
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o=ver=see
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2 in 2 verses (in OT : 2 in 2 verses)

CIDE DICTIONARY

overseev. t. [AS. oferséon to survey, to despise. See Over, and See.].
  •  To superintend; to watch over; to direct; to look or see after; to overlook{2}.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To omit or neglect seeing; to overlook{5}.  Spenser.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To see unintentionally or unexpectedly; -- the visual analogy to overhear.  [PJC]
overseev. i. 
     To see too or too much; hence, to be deceived.  [1913 Webster]
    "The most expert gamesters may sometimes oversee."  [1913 Webster]
    "Your partiality to me is much overseen, if you think me fit to correct your Latin."  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

oversee, v.tr. (-sees; past -saw; past part. -seen) officially supervise (workers, work, etc.).

Etymology
OE oferseon look at from above (as OVER-, SEE(1))

THESAURUS

oversee

administer, boss, chaperon, control, direct, handle, keep in order, manage, manipulate, operate, overlook, quarterback, ride herd on, run, stand over, superintend, supervise, survey, take care of, watch over

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