preside over

phrasal verb
presided over; presiding over; presides over

Definition of preside over

1 : 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.
2 : 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.

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“Preside over.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/preside%20over. Accessed 3 Jun. 2020.

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