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presides (over)

verb
present tense third-person singular of preside (over)

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1 to exercise authority or power over
  • from 1923 to 1948 Palestine was presided over by Great Britain under a mandate granted by the League of Nations

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2 to look after and make decisions about
  • he presides over a vast communications empire

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“Presides (over).” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/presides%20(over). Accessed 23 January 2020.

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