preside

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verb pre·side \pri-ˈzīd\

Definition of preside

presided

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presiding

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to exercise guidance, direction, or control

  3. 2a :  to occupy the place of authority :  act as president, chairman, or moderatorb :  to occupy a position similar to that of a president or chairman

  4. 3 :  to occupy a position of featured instrumental performer —usually used with at presided at the organ

presider

noun

Examples of preside in a Sentence

  1. Court is now in session, Justice Raul Fernandez presiding.

Origin and Etymology of preside

Latin praesidēre to guard, preside over, from prae- + sedēre to sit — more at sit


First Known Use: 1608



PRESIDE Defined for English Language Learners

preside

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verb pre·side \pri-ˈzīd\

Definition of preside for English Language Learners

  • : to be in charge of something (such as a trial)


PRESIDE Defined for Kids

preside

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verb pre·side \pri-ˈzīd\

Definition of preside for Students

presided

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presiding

  1. :  to be in charge He presided over the meeting. She will preside over the company.


Law Dictionary

preside

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intransitive verb pre·side \pri-ˈzīd\

Legal Definition of preside

presided

presiding

  1. 1 :  to exercise guidance, direction, or control

  2. 2 :  to occupy the place of authority :  direct or regulate proceedings as chief officer



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