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.
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Origin of officiate
OTHER WORDS FROM officiateof·fi·ci·a·tion, nounof·fi·ci·a·tor, nounun·of·fi·ci·at·ed, adjectiveun·of·fi·ci·at·ing, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for officiate
Her elite performance and commitment to excellence has earned her the right to officiate the Super Bowl.Sarah Thomas will be the first woman on a Super Bowl officiating crew|Mark Maske|January 19, 2021|Washington Post
The first thing Joplin needs to find out before he will agree to officiate a wedding is why his potential client is in prison.
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|Sally Kohn|October 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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|Steve North|November 17, 2013|DAILY BEAST
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|Ben Jacobs|October 19, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Yahadut Hatorah claims it would also allow untrustworthy rabbis to officiate at the Jewish weddings.
So to Dr. Castle's, and there did get a promise from his clerk that his master should officiate for me to-morrow.Diary of Samuel Pepys, Complete|Samuel Pepys
There was nothing for it but to race through the ceremony, and "Old Jimmy" was not required to officiate again.Thirty Years in Australia|Ada Cambridge
Then a man with a red stamp came in to help officiate till finally we got them all fixed up.Polly the Pagan|Isabel Anderson
A chaplain must also be appointed to officiate at burials in the consecrated portion.
The one whose duty it was to officiate at the reception of initiates stood in the center.The Sword of Honor, volumes 1 & 2|Eugne Sue