Pronunciation: (ō"vur-sē'),[key] —v.t.,-saw, -seen, -see•ing. 1. to direct (work or workers); supervise; manage: He was hired to oversee the construction crews. 2. to see or observe secretly or unintentionally: We happened to oversee the burglar leaving the premises. He was overseen stealing the letters. 3. to survey or watch, as from a higher position.
4. to look over; examine; inspect.