to perform the office of a member of the clergy, as at a divine service.
to perform the duties or function of some office or position.
to serve as the priest or minister of (a divine service, religious ceremony, etc.).
to perform, carry out, or fulfill (an official duty or function).
to act as a referee, umpire, timekeeper, or other official for (a sports contest or game).
- of·fi·ci·a·tion, noun
- of·fi·ci·a·tor, noun
- un·of·fi·ci·at·ed, adjective
- un·of·fi·ci·at·ing, adjective
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How to use officiate in a sentence
Wingo believes that just as there now are designated outside experts to talk about officiating on NFL telecasts, one day there will be similar analysts for gambling commentary.The NFL once viewed sports betting as a threat. Now the league wants the action. | Ben Strauss, Mark Maske | August 25, 2021 | Washington Post
Curtis also noted that Ruby and her fiancé are getting married next year in a wedding that Curtis will officiate.LGBTQ+ ally Jamie Lee Curtis reveals her 25-year-old child is Trans | Brody Levesque | July 29, 2021 | Washington Blade
He oversaw the extension of marriage rights to same-sex couples in Virginia and as his campaign notes was the first governor of a southern state to officiate a same-sex wedding.
McAuliffe’s campaign notes he is the first governor of a Southern state to officiate a same-sex wedding.
They started dating during Clinton’s first presidential campaign in 2008, tying the knot two years later — with Bill Clinton officiating.
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 | THE 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 | THE 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 | THE 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
British Dictionary definitions for officiate
to hold the position, responsibility, or function of an official
to conduct a religious or other ceremony
- officiation, noun
- officiator, noun
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