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What the difference between "see" and "oversee"

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    'Oversee' means more to manage.
    If you are overseeing a building project, it means you are watching over the people and directing them.
    In the old days, an 'overseer' had more a negative meaning - it referred to a person with a whip that kept people (or slaves) working hard.
    Today, the verb does not mean anything bad - it just means to act as a manager.

    Definition of OVERSEE
    1: survey, watch
    2 :a : inspect, examine
    b : supervise

    Examples of OVERSEE

    * He was hired to oversee design and construction of the new facility.
    * will oversee the new manufacturing division?

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