English Thesaurus

Synonyms of 'overlook'

(verb) 
Definition
to give a view of (something) from above
The rooms overlooked the garden.
Synonyms
look over or out on
,
have a view of
,
command a view of
,
front on to
,
give upon
,
afford a view of
(verb) 
Definition
to fail to notice (something)
We overlook all sorts of warning signals about our health.
Synonyms
miss
It's the first thing you see. You can't miss it.
,
forget
Don't forget that all dogs need a supply of water.
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neglect
If you don't keep an eye on them, children tend to neglect their homework.
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omit
She had omitted to tell him she was leaving.
, ,
pass over
,
fail to notice
,
leave undone
,
slip up on
,
leave out of consideration
Opposites
(verb) 
Definition
to disregard or ignore (misbehaviour or a fault)
He never overlooked his employees' faults.
Synonyms
ignore
Such arguments ignore the important issues.
,
excuse
Please excuse me for my late arrival.
,
forgive
She'll understand and forgive you.
, ,
disregard
He disregarded the advice of his executives.
,
condone
I couldn't condone what she was doing.
,
turn a blind eye to
,
wink at
,
blink at
,
make allowances for
,
let someone off with
,
let pass
,
let ride
,
discount
His theory was discounted immediately.
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pass over
,
take no notice of
,
be oblivious to
,
pay no attention to
,
turn a deaf ear to
,
shut your eyes to

Additional synonyms

in the sense of condone
Definition
to overlook or forgive (an offence or wrongdoing)
I couldn't condone what she was doing.
Synonyms
turn a blind eye to,
wink at,
look the other way,
make allowance for,
let pass
in the sense of discount
Definition
to leave (something) out of account as being unreliable, prejudiced, or irrelevant
His theory was discounted immediately.
Synonyms
set aside,
pass over,
brush off (slang),
lay aside,
in the sense of disregard
Definition
to give little or no attention to
He disregarded the advice of his executives.
Synonyms
take no notice of,
pass over,
turn a blind eye to,
laugh off,
make light of,
pay no attention to,
pay no heed to,
leave out of account,
brush aside or away

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