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 for oversee
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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].
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     2. To omit or neglect seeing; to overlook[5]. [archaic]
        --Spenser.
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     3. To see unintentionally or unexpectedly; -- the visual
        analogy to overhear.
        [PJC]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Oversee \O`ver*see"\, v. i.
     To see too or too much; hence, to be deceived. [Obs.]
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           The most expert gamesters may sometimes oversee.
                                                    --Fuller.
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           Your partiality to me is much overseen, if you think me
           fit to correct your Latin.               --Walpole.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  oversee
      v 1: watch and direct; "Who is overseeing this project?" [syn:
           oversee, supervise, superintend, manage]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  20 Moby Thesaurus words for "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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