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  • 1Officiate — Of*fi ci*ate, v. t. To discharge, perform, or supply, as an official duty or function. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Merely to officiate light Round this opacous earth. Milton. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2Officiate — Of*fi ci*ate, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Officiated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Officiating}.] [LL. officiare. See {Office}.] To act as an officer in performing a duty; to transact the business of an office or public trust; to conduct a public ceremony or… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3officiate — I verb act, administer, carry out, command, conduct, direct, discharge a function, do duty, execute, exercise, fill an office, function, govern, guide, head, hold an office, lead, manage, minister, moderate, occupy the chair, officio fungi,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 4officiate at — index conduct Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 5officiate — (v.) 1630s, to perform a duty, especially to perform the duty of a priest, from M.L. officiatum, pp. of officiare perform religious services, from L. officium (see OFFICE (Cf. office)). Related: Officiated; officiating …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 6officiate — [v] oversee, manage act, boss, chair, command, conduct, direct, do the honors*, emcee, function, govern, handle, preside, run, serve, superintend, umpire; concept 117 Ant. follow …

    New thesaurus

  • 7officiate — ► VERB 1) act as an official. 2) perform a religious service or ceremony. DERIVATIVES officiation noun officiator noun. ORIGIN Latin officiare perform divine service …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8officiate — [ə fish′ē āt΄] vi. officiated, officiating [< ML officiatus, pp. of officiare] 1. to perform the duties of an office; act as an officer 2. to perform the functions of a priest, minister, rabbi, etc. at a religious ceremony 3. Sports to act as… …

    English World dictionary

  • 9officiate — UK [əˈfɪʃɪeɪt] / US [əˈfɪʃɪˌeɪt] verb [intransitive/transitive] Word forms officiate : present tense I/you/we/they officiate he/she/it officiates present participle officiating past tense officiated past participle officiated 1) to perform the… …

    English dictionary

  • 10officiate — of|fi|ci|ate [ ə fıʃi,eıt ] verb intransitive or transitive 1. ) to perform the official duties at a ceremony, especially a religious ceremony: officiate at: the priest who officiated at their wedding 2. ) to be in charge of a game or competition …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 11officiate — verb Officiate is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑priest Officiate is used with these nouns as the object: ↑ceremony …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 12officiate at — phr verb Officiate at is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑priest Officiate at is used with these nouns as the object: ↑ceremony, ↑wedding …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 13officiate — v. (D; intr.) to officiate at (to officiate at a ceremony) * * * [ə fɪʃɪeɪt] (D;intr.) to officiateat (to officiateat a ceremony) …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 14officiate — [[t]əfɪ̱ʃieɪt[/t]] officiates, officiating, officiated 1) VERB When someone officiates at a ceremony or formal occasion, they are in charge and perform the official part of it. [V at n] Bishop Silvester officiated at the funeral... A memorial… …

    English dictionary

  • 15officiate — verb ( ated; ating) Date: 1623 intransitive verb 1. to perform a ceremony, function, or duty < officiate at a wedding > 2. to act in an official capacity ; act as an official (as at a sports contest) transitive verb 1. to carry out (an official&#8230; …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 16officiate — officiation, n. officiator, n. /euh fish ee ayt /, v., officiated, officiating. v.i. 1. to perform the office of a member of the clergy, as at a divine service. 2. to perform the duties or function of some office or position. 3. to serve as&#8230; …

    Universalium

  • 17officiate — verb /əˈfiʃ.i.eɪt/ a) To perform the functions of some office. She officiated as registrar at the wedding. b) To serve as umpire or referee. She officiated the wedding as registrar. See Also: of …

    Wiktionary

  • 18officiate — Synonyms and related words: act, act as, adjudicate, administer, administer the Eucharist, administrate, anoint, arbitrate, chair, chairman, chrism, conduct, confirm, direct, do duty, function, head up, hear, hold court, hold the scales, impose,&#8230; …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 19officiate — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. preside, serve, supervise, direct, function. See business, rite. II (Roget s IV) v. Syn. govern, umpire, direct; see command 2 , manage 1 . III (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) v. oversee, preside over,&#8230; …

    English dictionary for students

  • 20officiate — of|fi|ci|ate [əˈfıʃieıt] v [I] to perform official duties, especially at a religious ceremony …

    Dictionary of contemporary English