Simple Definition of officiate
: to perform the official duties of a ceremony
sports : to be a referee, umpire, or judge at a game, tournament, etc.
Full Definition of officiate
1 : to perform a ceremony, function, or duty <officiate at a wedding>
2 : to act in an official capacity : act as an official (as at a sports contest)
1 : to carry out (an official duty or function)
2 : to serve as a leader or celebrant of (a ceremony)
3 : to administer the rules of (a game or sport) especially as a referee or umpire
officiationplay \-ˌfi-shē-ˈā-shən\ noun
Examples of officiate in a sentence
The bishop officiated the memorial Mass.
Two referees officiated the hockey game.
First Known Use of officiate
OFFICIATE Defined for Kids
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