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
Pai ultimately presided over some of the agency’s most controversial decisions, including its highly contested effort three years ago to roll back net neutrality rules that had required Internet providers to treat all Web traffic equally.
Rubio is already suiting up for the politics of destruction, already certain that this new team will preside over America’s decline.Marco Rubio is already suiting up for the politics of destruction|Fred Hiatt|November 29, 2020|Washington Post
They preside over felony criminal trials and impose sentences.Four outside challengers secure rare wins in Maryland judicial races|Dan Morse|November 22, 2020|Washington Post
The company blamed the episode on the vice president who had presided over all reimbursement submissions, who was fired.Investors Extracted $400 Million From a Hospital Chain That Sometimes Couldn’t Pay for Medical Supplies or Gas for Ambulances|by Peter Elkind with Doris Burke|September 30, 2020|ProPublica
Each county elects a presiding officer, known as a county judge, and four commissioners.The COVID-19 Charmer: How a Self-Described Felon Convinced Elected Officials to Try to Help Him Profit From the Pandemic|by Vianna Davila, Jeremy Schwartz and Lexi Churchill|September 25, 2020|ProPublica
The presiding light behind this creation was a woman named Natalia Murray.The Bookstore That Bewitched Mick Jagger, John Lennon, and Greta Garbo|Felice Picano|December 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
However, when asked to give the verdict in public by the presiding judge, one voter recanted.Could Chris McDaniel Get A Do-Over In The Mississippi Senate Race?|Ben Jacobs|July 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He might as well have been presiding instead of the Judiciary Committee chairman, Vermont Democrat Patrick Leahy.Comcast Coasts Through First Senate Hearing Into $45.2 Billion Merger With Time-Warner Cable|Lloyd Grove|April 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The now-sainted Abraham Lincoln was subject to particularly vicious attacks while presiding over the Civil War.The Mount Rushmore Fight Club: A History of Hating Presidents, from Washington to Obama|John Avlon|February 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
During his appearance, Morsi angrily asked the presiding judge why he was on trial.
He had been presiding over a proceeding that had something to do with the Mormons, in which he favored them.Children of the Market Place|Edgar Lee Masters
I defended myself as best I could, but was told by the presiding magistrate that I was nothing but an “impudent scoundrel.”Adventures and Recollections|Bill o'th' Hoylus End
Pageants sweep by, and nobles are presiding in halls of state.
He was the presiding deity of plantations and forests, and specially protected the boundaries of fields.Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome|E.M. Berens
At this point the presiding officer of the court ordered the room cleared "while the court deliberates."Recollections of a Varied Life|George Cary Eggleston