Definitions for officiateəˈfɪʃ iˌeɪt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

of•fi•ci•ateəˈfɪʃ iˌeɪt(v.i.)-at•ed, -at•ing.

  1. to perform the duties or function of some office or position.

  2. to perform the office of a cleric.

    Category: Religion

  3. to serve as referee, umpire, etc., in a contest or game.

Origin of officiate:

1625–35; < ML officiāre to serve


Princeton's WordNet

  1. officiate(verb)

    act in an official capacity in a ceremony or religious ritual, such as a wedding

    "Who officiated at your wedding?"

  2. officiate, function(verb)

    perform duties attached to a particular office or place or function

    "His wife officiated as his private secretary"


  1. officiate(Verb)

    To perform the functions of some office.

  2. officiate(Verb)

    To serve as umpire or referee.

  3. Origin: Circa 17th Century, from officiatus, perfect passive participle of officio, from officium.

Translations for officiate

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


to do the duty or service of an office or official position

The new clergyman officiated at the wedding.

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