Synonyms for overlook

Grammar : Verb
Spell : verb oh-ver-look; noun oh-ver-look
Phonetic Transcription : verb ˌoʊ vərˈlʊk; noun ˈoʊ vərˌlʊk

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Définition of overlook

Origin :
  • mid-14c., "to examine, scrutinize, inspect," from over- + look (v.). Another Middle English sense was "to peer over the top of." These two literal senses have given rise to the two main modern meanings. Meaning "to look over or beyond and thus not see," via notion of "to choose to not notice" is first recorded 1520s. Seemingly contradictory sense of "to watch over officially, keep an eye on, superintend" is from 1530s. Related: Overlooked; overlooking. In Shekaspeare's day, overlooking also was a common term for "inflicting the evil eye on" (someone or something).
  • verb disregard, neglect
  • verb make allowances for
  • verb have a view of something
  • verb supervise
Example sentences :
  • Our friend will overlook the matter if you do but say that you have acted in heat and haste.
  • Extract from : « The White Company » by Arthur Conan Doyle
  • You might overlook the most important part of my paraphernalia; and really I am not damaged.
  • Extract from : « Her Father's Daughter » by Gene Stratton-Porter
  • It'll be an advantage if she is Irish, but I'll overlook it if she isn't.
  • Extract from : « The Foolish Lovers » by St. John G. Ervine
  • From the hill, we could overlook the river, and the adjacent country.
  • Extract from : « Ned Myers » by James Fenimore Cooper
  • He would prize the jewel, and overlook the inferiority of the casket.
  • Extract from : « Female Scripture Biographies, Vol. I » by Francis Augustus Cox
  • We do not indeed justify her faults, but let us not overlook our own.
  • Extract from : « Female Scripture Biographies, Vol. I » by Francis Augustus Cox
  • Being so considerate as to visit me, I hope you will be likewise so considerate as to overlook that.
  • Extract from : « Little Dorrit » by Charles Dickens
  • I do nothing but beg and pray you to be comforted and overlook it.
  • Extract from : « Little Dorrit » by Charles Dickens
  • But they are so eager that they overlook the need of literary discipline.
  • Extract from : « The American Mind » by Bliss Perry
  • She was too good a woman to overlook his sin, or to allow anyone else to overlook it.
  • Extract from : « People of Position » by Stanley Portal Hyatt

Antonyms for overlook

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