oversaw oversaw  /ˈoʊ vər ˌsɔ/


  • (v) watch and direct



  1. Clay Johnson, a deputy director of the Office of Management and Budget who oversaw the procurement post, adds that Safavian was by far the most qualified person for the job.
  2. In 2002 she jumped to Gucci, where she oversaw handbags.
  3. Cox oversaw the dwindling SEC staff and a sharp drop in action against some traders.


  1. William Clayton, 83, E.F. Hutton’s advertising overseer

    William Clayton, an E.F. Hutton & Co. executive and board member who oversaw the brokerage’s advertising campaigns, including ‘‘When E.F. Hutton talks, people listen,’’ has died. He was 83.        
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Boston Globe

  2. Riverbank planner Hightower leaves post

    J.D. Hightower, who oversaw the city's land use planning for the past nine years, no longer is in the post.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Modesto Bee

  3. Report Outlines Accusations of Misconduct by Diplomats

    A former ambassador who oversaw an audit of the State Department’s Bureau of Diplomatic Security has outlined cases of alleged misconduct by American diplomats and security agents.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: New York Times


  1. "For decades, Castro oversaw an apparatus of repression that denied liberty to the people who suffered under his dictatorship," McCain said. "Yet freedom for the Cuban people is not yet at hand, and the Castro brothers clearly intend to...
    on Feb 19, 2008 By: John McCain Source: guardian.co.uk

  2. "Until the catastrophic Asian financial crisis of 1997, he oversaw a period of significant economic growth and modernization at a time when Indonesia faced fundamental political, social and economic challenges," Rudd said.
    on Jan 27, 2008 By: Kevin Rudd Source: Guardian Unlimited

  3. "Billy Southworth oversaw one of the greatest eras in Cardinals history and it is gratifying to see his career accomplishments recognized by the Veterans Committee," Cardinals chairman Bill DeWitt Jr. said in a statement.
    on Dec 3, 2007 By: Bill DeWitt Source: Forbes

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untenable untenable
/ən ˈtɛ nə bəl /