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Synonyms for oversight
ˈoʊ vərˌsaɪt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. oversight, inadvertence(noun)

    an unintentional omission resulting from failure to notice something

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

  2. supervision, supervising, superintendence, oversight(noun)

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

    supervision, superintendence, supervising, lapse, inadvertence

  3. oversight, lapse(noun)

    a mistake resulting from inattention

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

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  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 Antonyms

  1. oversight

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

    scrutiny, correction, emendation, attention, mark, notice

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. oversight(n.)

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

  2. oversight(n.)

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. oversight(n)

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

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  1. The Missouri Republican:

    To ensure that this program is fairly implemented and not exploited, it is imperative that you conduct rigorous oversight.

  2. Phil Derner:

    None of Daallo Airlines would ever affect my decision, my feeling of safety comes down to my level of trust for that nation’s infrastructure and oversight.

  3. Lloyd Doggett:

    We are saying to the Trump administration, and to the Russians, we are looking carefully at every transaction you are involved with, we will exercise our oversight.

  4. Jerome Powell:

    You have oversight over us, in our system of government, it's Congress.

  5. Colleen Kraft:

    A child can be running around and playing while their little systems are breaking down, when they triage these children and they don't have that pediatric oversight and expertise, they're going to miss kids who don't look like they're ill when they really are.

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