preside over

phrasal verb

presided over; presiding over; presides over
: to be in charge of something (such as a meeting or organization)
The vice president presided over the meeting.
The Chief Justice presides over the Supreme Court.
He has presided over the company for 15 years.
: to be in charge of a country, company, etc., during (a particular time or activity)
She presided over a period of relative peace and prosperity.

Examples of preside over in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Key figures involved in Peltier’s prosecution have stepped forward over the years to urge his release, rally organizers said, including the judge who presided over Peltier’s 1986 appeal and the former US attorney whose office handled the prosecution and appeal., 12 Sep. 2023 Penley refused to pay or oversee Cammack's side efforts, so Paxton agreed to preside over Cammack's investigation. Anna Giaritelli, Washington Examiner, 11 Sep. 2023 The goal was to pressure Vice President Mike Pence, who was presiding over the joint session, to return the electoral votes to the states for reexamination. Paul Duggan, Washington Post, 7 Sep. 2023 Coixet presided over the Venice Horizons jury last year. Elsa Keslassy, Variety, 6 Sep. 2023 The chief judge presiding over Trump’s other federal indictment case in Washington offered to assign a federal public defender to Taveras, and Taveras accepted. Tori Otten, The New Republic, 6 Sep. 2023 Senior captain Avery Curtis, last year’s leading scorer, returns to preside over a Plymouth North squad that boasts a plethora of quality players. Cam Kerry,, 30 Aug. 2023 Zucker presided over an era of big profits and big profiles by encouraging anchors and correspondents to take on a more crusading demeanor on air, particularly during the Trump administration. Brian Steinberg, Variety, 30 Aug. 2023 There was even discussion of Blinken flying out, most likely to Doha, Qatar, to preside over the signing of an accord. Franklin Foer, The Atlantic, 29 Aug. 2023 See More

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“Preside over.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Sep. 2023.

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