from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • v. Past tense of oversee.

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  • v. Simple past of oversee.


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  • Matt Flavin oversaw a 450-person intelligence unit in Bosnia, deployed overseas with the Navy SEALs and survived combat in Afghanistan and Iraq.

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  • In 1989, Mr. Chernomyrdin oversaw the conversion of the ministry into Gazprom, of which he unsurprisingly was elected chairman.

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  • Catlin oversaw testing for anabolic agents at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics and ran the country's first anti-doping lab at UCLA for 25 years.

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  • The co-host of a recent top-dollar fundraiser for Sen. John McCain oversaw the payment of roughly $1.7 million to a Colombian paramilitary group that is today designated a terrorist organization by the United States.


  • In that portfolio, Mr. Klein oversaw the development of the Alberta Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act, acknowledged as one of the most progressive environmental laws in Canada.

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  • When production designer David Brisbin oversaw the “rebuild” of Charlie Swan’s house, he studied the original location obsessively and created exactly what he had seen — with one key addition.

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  • Mr. Khatami neither "oversaw" torture and murder nor did he condone it.

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  • These meetings, over the years, they are the ones who kind of oversaw the maintenance of the levees.

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  • Are these the same tribunals that 'oversaw' the re-alocation or Paedophiles, created gagging orders and insitgated a veil of secracy in the first place?

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  • The same politicians who were wedded to the committees which "oversaw" these institutions - insisting everything was going okay - opposed the measure, and today, ironically, continue to head and chair these committees in utter disgrace.

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