[ pri-zahyd ]
/ prɪˈzaɪd /
verb (used without object), pre·sid·ed, pre·sid·ing.
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.
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Origin of preside
OTHER WORDS FROM presidepre·sid·er, nounun·pre·sid·ing, adjective
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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
/ (prɪˈzaɪd) /
to sit in or hold a position of authority, as over a meeting
to exercise authority; control
to occupy a position as an instrumentalisthe presided at the organ
Derived forms of presidepresider, noun
Word Origin for preside
C17: via French from Latin praesidēre to superintend, from prae before + sedēre to sit
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