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overlook

o·ver·look

overlook

 
pronunciation:
o vr lUk
parts of speech:
transitive verb, noun
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: overlooked, overlooking, overlooks
definition 1: to fail to notice, perceive, or consider.
The movers overlooked a few things, so the family had to bring them later.He overlooked the fact that some of the dinner guests might be vegetarian.
synonyms:
miss
similar words:
forget, neglect, omit, pass up, skip
definition 2: to ignore; disregard.
Please try to overlook your brother's flaws on this occasion and make an attempt to get along with him.It was hard to overlook the man's grubby and disheveled appearance.
synonyms:
discount, disregard, ignore
similar words:
amnesty, bury, neglect, shrug off
definition 3: to excuse; pardon.
I'll overlook the offense this time, but don't let it happen again.
synonyms:
excuse, forgive, pardon
similar words:
amnesty, condone, make allowance for
definition 4: to examine; inspect.
Who last overlooked these reports?
synonyms:
check, examine, inspect, survey
similar words:
monitor, observe, peruse, review, scan, scrutinize, study
definition 5: to allow a view over.
His home overlooks the beach.
 
similar words:
command, face, front
 
part of speech: noun
definition: a high place that affords a good view.
Let's stop at the overlook and see the falls.
synonyms:
lookout
similar words:
height, viewpoint, vista, watchtower
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