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Synonyms for oversight
ˈoʊ vərˌsaɪtover·sight

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English Synonyms and Antonyms2.0 / 2 votes

  1. oversight

    A person may look over a matter in order to survey it carefully in its entirety, or he may look over it with no attention to the thing itself because his gaze and thought are concentrated on something beyond; oversight has thus two contrasted senses, in the latter sense denoting inadvertent error or omission, and in the former denoting watchful supervision, commonly implying constant personal presence; superintendence requires only so much of presence or communication as to know that the superintendent's wishes are carried out; the superintendent of a railroad will personally oversee very few of its operations; the railroad company has supreme direction of all its affairs without superintendence or oversight. Control is used chiefly with reference to restraint or the power of restraint; a good horseman has a restless horse under perfect control; there is no high character without self-control. Surveillance is an invidious term signifying watching with something of suspicion. Compare CARE; NEGLECT.

    care, charge, command, control, direction, inspection, management, superintendence, supervision, surveillance, watch, watchfulness

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms1.0 / 1 vote

  1. oversight

    error, omission, mistake, neglect, slip, inadvertence, inspection, superintendence

    scrutiny, correction, emendation, attention, mark, notice

Princeton's WordNet3.0 / 2 votes

  1. oversight, inadvertencenoun

    an unintentional omission resulting from failure to notice something

    supervision, unmindfulness, superintendence, supervising, inadvertence, inadvertency, heedlessness, lapse

  2. supervision, supervising, superintendence, oversightnoun

    management by overseeing the performance or operation of a person or group

    supervision, superintendence, supervising, lapse, inadvertence

  3. oversight, lapsenoun

    a mistake resulting from inattention

    supervision, reverting, superintendence, relapse, supervising, reversion, inadvertence, relapsing, lapsing, lapse, backsliding

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Dictionary of English Synonymes4.0 / 2 votes

  1. oversightnoun

    superintendence, control, direction, management, supervision, inspection, charge, care, SURVEILLANCE

  2. oversightnoun

    error, blunder, mistake, slip, trip, lapse, miss, inadvertency

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. oversightnoun

    superintendence, supervision, care, inspection, surveillance, control, charge, overlooking, connivance, omission, failure, inadvertence, default, inattention, lapse

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  1. Elijah Cummings:

    To date, The President has not produced a single document or scheduled a single interview, house Oversight Committee expects full compliance with House Oversight Committee requests as soon as possible, or it may become necessary to consider alternative means to compel compliance.

  2. Pantaleon Alvarez:

    Their activities would be subject to legislative oversight and their franchises can be revoked by the oversight body... if they violate the terms and conditions (of the franchise).

  3. The President:

    White House staffers get to have oversight, white House staffers have oversight over White House security clearances. For example, White House staffers have gotten involved in the outsourcing of White House security clearances, White House staffers have gotten involved in the backlog. That isn't exclusively an executive branch function. White House staffers have every right to exercise White House staffers constitutional role.

  4. Louis Solomon:

    We have cultural and religious oversight. We have never shirked cultural and ritual oversight, they decided to sell the rimonim - the crown jewel, the birthright - with no regard for the fact that they are sacred ritual objects ... We don't sell our ritual objects. We never sell our ritual objects.

  5. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew:

    The Financial Stability Oversight Council will remove a designation when that company no longer poses risks to U.S. financial stability, when The Financial Stability Oversight Council identifies a company that could threaten financial stability, The Financial Stability Oversight Council acts ; when those risks change, The Financial Stability Oversight Council also acts.

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