01. Avril [oversees] all our short-term programs, and Jackie is responsible for long-term programs.
02. A mediator has been called in to [oversee] civil disputes in our city.
03. Your job will be to [oversee] our marketing campaign overseas.
04. A team of American engineers has been called in to [oversee] the enormous task of reconstructing the city's bombed out industries.
05. The company that has been hired to [oversee] construction of the new recreation center recently completed a similar project in Kelowna.
06. The financial managers [oversee] the preparation of financial reports, direct investment activities, and implement cash management strategies.
07. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is now responsible for [overseeing] cybersecurity issues in this country.
08. In 1909, the U.S. and Britain established a commission to [oversee] issues related to waters on the boundary between the United States and Canada.
09. The University of Victoria has contracted to [oversee] an online writing course for a number of institutions overseas.
10. This corporation [oversees] a number of companies, each of which are discrete entities.
11. His managerial skills are not quite what are required to [oversee] a staff of this size.
12. U.N. soldiers [oversaw] the orderly distribution of food supplies.
13. George Washington [oversaw] the construction of the White House, but never actually lived there.
14. The ancient Greeks believed that Zeus [oversaw] and directed all things in our world.
15. The federal government has conceded to the Quebec government its right to [oversee] immigration to the province.

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  • Oversee — O ver*see , v. i. To see too or too much; hence, to be deceived. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] The most expert gamesters may sometimes oversee. Fuller. [1913 Webster] Your partiality to me is much overseen, if you think me fit to correct your Latin.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Oversee — O ver*see , v. t. [imp. {Oversaw}; p. p. {Overseen}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Overseeing}.] [AS. ofers[ e]on to survey, to despise. See {Over}, and {See}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To superintend; to watch over; to direct; to look or see after; to overlook[2].… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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