verb (used without object), of·fi·ci·at·ed, of·fi·ci·at·ing.
verb (used with object), of·fi·ci·at·ed, of·fi·ci·at·ing.
Origin of officiate
Related Words for officiatepreside, function, handle, superintend, umpire, act, serve, direct, boss, govern, command, conduct, run, chair, emcee
Examples from the Web for officiate
Contemporary Examples of officiate
The first thing Joplin needs to find out before he will agree to officiate a wedding is why his potential client is in prison.Saying Yes to the Dress—Behind Bars
December 8, 2014
There, the city is apparently requiring the Hitching Post Lakeside Chapel to officiate gay weddings.Refusing to Marry Same-Sex Couples Isn’t Religious Freedom, It’s Just Discrimination
October 23, 2014
She seems astonished by the fact that no ministers wanted to officiate, writing, “So much for Christianity as we know it today.”Oswald’s Mother Was a Thoroughly Disagreeable Piece of Work
November 17, 2013
Booker had previously refused to officiate at any weddings as a statement of principle until same-sex marriage was legalized.Gay Marriage Comes to Chris Christie’s New Jersey on Monday
October 19, 2013
Yahadut Hatorah claims it would also allow untrustworthy rabbis to officiate at the Jewish weddings.Conflict of Interest in Bnei Brak
March 28, 2012
Historical Examples of officiate
I have just been at our Church where we have had five clergymen to officiate: two in shovel-hats.Letters of Edward FitzGerald
They said that could not be, as the people were expecting me to officiate.Life and Work in Benares and Kumaon, 1839-1877
"Only fainted," the gentleman who had been proposing to officiate as Milly's stepfather said.A Sheaf of Corn
Mary E. Mann
Great was the surprise when the victor appeared (p. 127) to officiate as page.
When you have found this woman, if she has no lover, you will be expected to officiate in that capacity.A Black Adonis
Linn Boyd Porter
Word Origin for officiate
1630s, "to perform a duty," especially "to perform the duty of a priest," from Medieval Latin officiatum, from present participle of officiare "perform religious services," from Latin officium (see office). Related: Officiated; officiating.