to occupy the place of authority or control, as in an assembly or meeting; act as president or chairperson.
to exercise management or control (usually followed by over): The lawyer presided over the estate.
- pre·sid·er, noun
- un·pre·sid·ing, adjective
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How to use preside in a sentence
At a protest rally in May, just steps away from where he presides over family court, Grendell proclaimed that public health restrictions to contain the pandemic were unconstitutional and “we should be allowed to get back to our lives.”The Family Court Judge Who Threatened a Mother With Contempt of Court for Getting Her Child a COVID-19 Test | by Marshall Allen, ProPublica, and Rachel Dissell for ProPublica | December 18, 2020 | ProPublica
He presided over a case high-profile hearing this summer involving a speedway fighting shutdown orders, which was live-streamed.A North Carolina judge is blocking journalists from his courtroom. One objected — and got handcuffed. | Elahe Izadi, Mark Berman | December 11, 2020 | Washington Post
Patsy Thompson, a career officer in the Army National Guard who was directed to preside over a military review board hearing in July 1991 that deliberated over whether Cammermeyer should be discharged on grounds of homosexuality.
Over 23 years he rose from field correspondent to the face of Fox’s news operation, anchoring almost every major breaking story and at one point presiding over two daily news shows.Shepard Smith was a big catch for CNBC. But the viewers haven’t followed him from Fox. | Paul Farhi | December 3, 2020 | Washington Post
Pai also presided over the successful merger of Sprint and T-Mobile last year, frustrating critics who felt the agency should not have allowed the country’s third and fourth largest wireless providers to combine.
And your precious Josip Pekic, your expediter, has removed him from his position as supreme presider of agriculture in Bosnatia.Expediter | Dallas McCord Reynolds
Mars was the presider over gladiators, and was the god of all exercises, which have in them a manly or spirited character.Heathen Mythology | Various
British Dictionary definitions for preside
to sit in or hold a position of authority, as over a meeting
to exercise authority; control
to occupy a position as an instrumentalist: he presided at the organ
- presider, noun
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