Definition of preside over
- The vice president presided over the meeting.
- The Chief Justice presides over the Supreme Court.
- He has presided over the company for 15 years.
- She presided over a period of relative peace and prosperity.
: to exercise guidance, direction, or control
: to occupy the place of authority : act as president, chairman, or moderator
: to occupy a position similar to that of a president or chairman
: across a barrier or intervening (see intervene 4) space
: forward beyond an edge or brink and often down
: across the brim
used as a function word to indicate motion or situation in a position higher than or above another
used as a function word to indicate the possession of authority, power, or jurisdiction in regard to some thing or person
used as a function word to indicate superiority, advantage, or preference
: upper, higher
: outer, covering
: to leap over
: so as to exceed or surpass
: to an excessive degree
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