Oversee vs Detect - What's the difference?

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In obsolete|lang=en terms the difference between oversee and detect

is that oversee is (obsolete) to fail to see; to overlook, ignore while detect is (obsolete) detected.

As verbs the difference between oversee and detect

is that oversee is (literally) to survey, look at something in a wide angle while detect is to discover or find by careful search, examination, or probing.

As an adjective detect is

(obsolete) detected.

oversee

English

Verb

(transitive)
  • (literally) To survey, look at something in a wide angle.
  • (figuratively) To supervise, guide, review or direct the actions of a person or group.
  • It is congress's duty to oversee the spending of federal funds.
  • To inspect, examine
  • Gamekeepers oversee a hunting ground to see to the wildlife's welfare and look for poachers.
  • (obsolete) To fail to see; to overlook, ignore.
  • * , II.ix:
  • Thereat the Elfe did blush in priuitee, / And turnd his face away; but she the same / Dissembled faire, and faynd to ouersee .
  • To observe secretly or unintentionally.
  • Derived terms

    * overseer * oversight

    See also

    * overlook * overwatch

    detect

    English

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • to discover or find by careful search, examination, or probing
  • Derived terms

    * detection * detective * detector

    See also

    * discover * find * stumble upon

    Adjective

    (-)
  • (obsolete) Detected.
  • (Fabyan)