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Definition of "overlook" []

  • To look over or at from a higher place. (verb-transitive)
  • To rise above, especially so as to afford a view over: The tower overlooks the sea. (verb-transitive)
  • To fail to notice or consider; miss. (verb-transitive)
  • To ignore deliberately or indulgently; disregard. (verb-transitive)
  • To look over; examine. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "overlook" in a sentence
  • "I think what you overlook is this: human ingenuity needs freedom."
  • "But what they overlook is that macho monetarism only works to stimulate demand, investment and jobs under certain conditions? and early post-recession Britain doesn't fit the bill."
  • "The thing people overlook is that the Constitution not only contains substantive provisions, but procedural ones."