Definitions for presideprɪˈzaɪd

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. preside(verb)

    act as president

    "preside over companies and corporations"

Wiktionary

  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

  3. Origin: [L. praesidere; prae before + sedere to sit: cf. F. prsider. See Sit.]

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. San Quentin warden:

    If I have to preside over one, I would try to view it as part of my job and step up to the responsibility.

  2. Winston Churchill:

    I have not become the Kings First Minister in order to preside over the liquidation of the British Empire.

  3. Barbara Bush:

    Somewhere out in this audience may even be someone who will one day follow my footsteps, and preside over the White House as the president' s spouse. I wish him well

  4. Emeasoba George:

    No matter how long it takes. Destiny must have its way and take or run its full course too. Yes! you heard me right, destiny is of God and not of human. And in case you don't know, anything that is from above is above all scripture reference (JOHN 3 : 31). And so, destiny must prevail or preside over all and sundry even against all odds.

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