verb (used without object), pre·sid·ed, pre·sid·ing.
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Origin of preside
OTHER WORDS FROM presidepre·sid·er, nounun·pre·sid·ing, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for preside
As a regular night for the Congress dinners hosted by the president, it would have been presided over by Washington’s cook, Hercules Posey — a chef so notable that he was famous in his own time.George Washington’s 1795 Thanksgiving celebrated liberty. But the chef behind the feast had none.|Ramin Ganeshram|November 19, 2020|Washington Post
The former Ohio governor presided over a period of record growth in the Buckeye State, adding more than a half-million jobs and expanding health coverage for low-income, vulnerable residents.
Pelosi will also continue as speaker, although she will be presiding over a smaller majority after Democrats performed below their expectations in House and Senate races in Tuesday’s election.Lame-duck Congress and lame-duck president face huge challenges in coming weeks|Erica Werner, Paul Kane, Yasmeen Abutaleb|November 8, 2020|Washington Post
Pelosi will continue as speaker but preside over a smaller majority based on Tuesday’s election results.Stimulus talks set to resume in Washington, but Pelosi and McConnell are at odds again|Erica Werner|November 6, 2020|Washington Post
Donations surged when Graham made news, such as presiding over the quick confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett, and they went up when independent polls found the race to be within single digits.The Trailer: Partisan realities clash, again, this time on the vote count|David Weigel|November 5, 2020|Washington Post
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