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"oversee" in British English

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overseeverb [T]

uk   /ˌəʊ.vəˈsiː/  us   /ˌoʊ.vɚ-/ (present participle overseeing, past tense oversaw, past participle overseen)
to ​watch or ​organize a ​job or an ​activity to make ​certain that it is being done ​correctly: As ​marketingmanager, her ​job is to oversee all the company's ​advertising.

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(Definition of oversee from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"oversee" in American English

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overseeverb [T]

 us   /ˌoʊ·vərˈsi/ (past tense oversaw  /ˌoʊ·vərˈsɔ/ , past participle overseen  /ˌoʊ·vərˈsin/ )
to ​watch and ​manage a ​job or ​activity: As ​marketingmanager, her ​job is to oversee all the company’s ​advertising.
(Definition of oversee from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"oversee" in Business English

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overseeverb [T]

uk   us   /ˌəʊvəˈsiː/ (oversaw, overseen)
WORKPLACE, MANAGEMENT to watch or ​organize a ​job or an ​activity to make ​certain that it is being done correctly: As ​marketingmanager, her ​job is to oversee all the company's ​advertising.
FINANCE, MANAGEMENT to be in ​charge of how an ​amount of ​money is ​invested or ​spent: The ​capitalmanagementfirm oversees ​totalassets of $107 million. The ​company CFO will oversee the ​budget and ​finances.
POLITICS, LAW to watch an ​activity to make sure that it is being done correctly and ​legally: The World Trade Organization oversees the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank.
(Definition of oversee from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “oversee”
in Korean 감독하다…
in Arabic يُشرِف عَلى…
in Malaysian menyelia…
in French surveiller…
in Russian наблюдать, контролировать…
in Chinese (Traditional) 監督, 監察, 監管…
in Italian sovrintendere…
in Turkish nezaret etmek, denetlemek, gözetmek…
in Polish nadzorować…
in Spanish supervisar…
in Vietnamese giám sát…
in Portuguese supervisionar…
in Thai ตรวจสอบ…
in German überwachen…
in Catalan supervisar…
in Japanese ~を監視する…
in Chinese (Simplified) 监督, 监察, 监管…
in Indonesian mengawasi…
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