brief, concise, quick, short
broad, general
complete, comprehensive
detailed, in-depth

The opening chapter gives a brief historical overview of the subject.

give (sb), offer (sb), present, provide (sb with)

Only the head of sales has an overview of the situation worldwide.

overview of, overview on

The seminar aims to provide an overview on new media publishing.

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