Definitions for presideprɪˈzaɪd

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. preside(verb)

    act as president

    "preside over companies and corporations"


  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.]

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