(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
v. t. look out on, command [a view of]; oversee, manage, direct, supervise; pass over or by, ignore, omit, disregard, skip; forgive, indulge, excuse, condone, wink at. See direction, neglect, forgiveness.
(Roget's IV) v.
1. [To occupy a commanding height]
Syn. look over, top, survey, inspect, watch over, look out, view, give upon, give on, front on, command, tower over, have a prospect of, surmount, mount over; see also face 4 .
2. [To ignore deliberately]
Syn. disregard, ignore, excuse, look the other way; see disregard , excuse , neglect 1 .
3. [To fail to see]
Syn. miss, leave out, neglect; see neglect 1 , omit 1 .
See Synonym Study at neglect .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) v.
1. disregard neglect, pass over, ignore, fail to notice, miss, slight, omit, forget.
2. excuse *look the other way, disregard, *wink at, let go, let ride, make allowances for, condone, ignore.
3. look down upon front on, tower above, have a view of.
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I verb 1. To view broadly or from a height: look over, scan, survey. See SEE. 2. To rise above, especially so as to afford a view of: command, dominate, tower above (or over). See OVER. 3. To direct and watch over the work and performance of others: boss, oversee, superintend, supervise, watch over. See OVER. II noun A high structure or place commanding a wide view: lookout, observatory, outlook. See AWARENESS.

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