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 \ə-ˌfi-shē-ˈā-shən\ noun
Examples of officiate in a Sentence
The bishop officiated the memorial Mass.
Two referees officiated the hockey game.
Recent Examples of officiate from the Web
Games are officiated by humans, coached/managed by humans/played by humans.
The families will also have the opportunity to have their child's service officiated by both Tuffs and Silver in the synagogue's sanctuary.
Then as now, New York justices of the peace handled lower-level crimes and disputes and officiated marriages.
Steve Coover, instructional chair for the San Diego County Football Officials Association, talks about opportunities available in officiating high school and youth football games.
Pence officiates Mnuchin's wedding https://t.co/wcEZ6fimWP pic.twitter.com/DyBdT26Csa — The Hill (@thehill) June 25, 2017 The wedding probably wouldn’t have passed the Vogue wedding test, but included ballerinas in tutus and bagpipers in kilts.
Rabbi David E. Levy officiated at Old Westbury Golf and Country Club in Old Westbury, N.Y.
After 12 years of officiating girls high school volleyball in Missouri, Wiedeman and his family moved to the Chicago area in 1999.
Schmidt, the NNU student, has officiated middle school, freshman, junior varsity and varsity volleyball for two seasons.
These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'officiate'. Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.
First Known Use of officiate
OFFICIATE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of officiate for English Language Learners
: to perform the official duties of a ceremony
sports : to be a referee, umpire, or judge at a game, tournament, etc.
OFFICIATE Defined for Kids
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up officiate? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).