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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

pre•sideprɪˈzaɪd(v.i.)-sid•ed, -sid•ing.

  1. to occupy the place of authority or control, as in an assembly or meeting; act as president or chairperson.

  2. to exercise management or control (usu. fol. by over):

    The lawyer presided over the estate.

Origin of preside:

1605–15; < L praesidēre to watch over, preside over, control


Princeton's WordNet

  1. preside(verb)

    act as president

    "preside over companies and corporations"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. preside(verb)ɪˈzaɪd

    to be in control of particular events

    the officials presiding over the failed elections


  1. preside(Verb)

    To act as president or chairperson.

  2. preside(Verb)

    To exercise authority or control, oversit.

  3. preside(Verb)

    To be a featured solo performer.

  4. Origin: From presider, from praesidere, from pre- + .

Webster Dictionary

  1. Preside(verb)

    to be set, or to sit, in the place of authority; to occupy the place of president, chairman, moderator, director, etc.; to direct, control, and regulate, as chief officer; as, to preside at a public meeting; to preside over the senate

  2. Preside(verb)

    to exercise superintendence; to watch over

Translations for preside

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


to be the chairman of a meeting etc

The prime minister presided at/over the meeting.

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