verb pre·side \pri-ˈzīd\

: to be in charge of something (such as a trial)


Full Definition of PRESIDE

intransitive verb
:  to exercise guidance, direction, or control
a :  to occupy the place of authority :  act as president, chairman, or moderator
b :  to occupy a position similar to that of a president or chairman
:  to occupy a position of featured instrumental performer —usually used with at <presided at the organ>
pre·sid·er noun

Examples of PRESIDE

  1. Court is now in session, Justice Raul Fernandez presiding.

Origin of PRESIDE

Latin praesidēre to guard, preside over, from prae- + sedēre to sit — more at sit
First Known Use: 1608
PRESIDE Defined for Kids


verb pre·side \pri-ˈzīd\

Definition of PRESIDE for Kids

:  to be in charge <He presided over the meeting.> <She will preside over the company.>


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