One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘he overlooked a mistake on the first page’
miss, fail to notice, fail to observe, fail to spot, fail to see, leave, leave unnoticed
informal slip up on
2‘his work has been overlooked by modern authors’
disregard, neglect, ignore, pay no attention to, pay no heed to, turn a blind eye, turn a deaf ear to, pass over, omit, skip, skip over, gloss over, leave out, leave undone, forget
3‘it is a shortcoming that many are willing to overlook’
deliberately ignore, not take into consideration, disregard, take no notice of, take no account of, make allowances for, let pass, turn a blind eye to, wink at, blink at, connive at, excuse, pardon, forgive, condone, let someone off with, let go, sink, bury, let bygones be bygones
informal let something ride
4‘the breakfast room overlooks a peaceful garden’
have a view of, afford a view of, look across, look over, look on to, look out on, look out over, face, front on to, give on to, give over, open out over, command a view of, command, dominate
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