Meaning of “oversee” in the English Dictionary

"oversee" in British English

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overseeverb [ T ]

uk /ˌəʊ.vəˈsiː/ us /ˌoʊ.vɚˈsiː/ present participle overseeing, past tense oversaw, past participle overseen

(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 marketing manager, 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 /ˌəʊvəˈsiː/ us oversaw, overseen

WORKPLACE, MANAGEMENT to watch or organize a job or an activity to make certain that it is being done correctly:

As marketing manager, 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 capital management firm oversees total assets 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)