verb (used without object), pre·sid·ed, pre·sid·ing.
Origin of preside
Related formspre·sid·er, nounun·pre·sid·ing, adjective
Examples from the Web for presided
His case was sent to Branch 15 of the Revolutionary Court presided over by Judge Salavati.Iran’s Blogfather Walks Free After Six Years in Jail|IranWire|November 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The judge who presided over the adoption dubbed it a “legal Twilight Zone.”Money, Murder, and Adoption: The Wild Trial of the Polo King|Jacqui Goddard|October 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Yes, Obama presided over the withdrawal American forces from Iraq, and announced a timetable for their pullout from Afghanistan.
He presided over the preternatural creation of 30 million new jobs—and the sharpest rise in median incomes in a generation.
In two other instances, the judges had financial ties with law firms working on cases over which they presided.Law-Breaking Judges Took Cases That Could Make Them Even Richer|Reity O’Brien, Kytja Weir, Chris Young, Center for Public Integrity|April 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Had she been in this country she would have presided at the late Woman's Rights Convention.
Hasluck presided, as usual, and the rest of the Form, with one exception—Paul—were present.The Hero of Garside School|J. Harwood Panting
Among them none was more famous than the one presided over by Dr. Tutwiler.Makers and Romance of Alabama History|B. F. Riley
The elephant being acknowledged by general consent as the strongest, presided on the occasion.My Dark Companions|Henry M. Stanley
He's too great altogether to eat when others do, but he presided, you see.An Outcast of the Islands|Joseph Conrad