to supervise or monitor an activity to make sure that it is being done correctly The Banking Supervisory Authority oversees banks in this country.
- Do not confuse with overlook which means to neglect or miss. However the noun form oversight means both supervision, and unintentional failure.
- I oversee all hiring.
- A new board was chosen to oversee the debt-ridden company.
- The third party was chosen to help oversee the process.
- The committee oversaw the building construction.