Definition of officiate
- officiate at a wedding
The bishop officiated the memorial Mass.
Two referees officiated the hockey game.
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: to perform the official duties of a ceremony
sports : to be a referee, umpire, or judge at a game, tournament, etc.
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to emit the high shrill tone of bagpipes
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