preside+over

  • 1preside over — index administer (conduct), conduct, control (regulate), direct (supervise), dominate, govern …

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  • 2preside over — BE IN CHARGE OF, be responsible for, be at the head/helm of, head, be head of, manage, administer, be in control of, control, direct, lead, govern, rule, command, supervise, oversee; informal head up, be boss of, be in the driving/driver s seat,… …

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  • 3preside over — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms preside over : present tense I/you/we/they preside over he/she/it presides over present participle presiding over past tense presided over past participle presided over preside over something to be in a… …

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  • 4preside over — phr verb Preside over is used with these nouns as the object: ↑commission, ↑court, ↑meeting …

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  • 5preside over — the chief financial officer should preside over these budget talks Syn: be in charge of, be responsible for, be at the head/helm of, head, be head of, manage, administer, be in control of, control, direct, lead, govern, rule, command, supervise,… …

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  • 6preside over — be in charge of (a situation). → preside …

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  • 7preside over — Syn: be in charge of, be responsible for, head, manage, administer, control, direct, chair, conduct, officiate at, lead, govern, rule, command, supervise, oversee; informal head up …

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  • 8preside over sth — UK US preside over sth Phrasal Verb with preside({{}}/prɪˈzaɪd/ verb [I] ► to be in charge of a meeting, trial, etc. or during an important event: »On Tuesday he presided over a three hour board meeting. »EU countries take turns presiding over… …

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  • 9preside — pre·side /pri zīd/ vi pre·sid·ed, pre·sid·ing 1: to exercise guidance, direction, or control 2: to occupy the place of authority: direct or regulate proceedings as chief officer Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …

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  • 10Preside — Pre*side , v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Presided}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Presiding}.] [L. praesidere; prae before + sedere to sit: cf. F. pr[ e]sider. See {Sit}.] 1. To be set, or to sit, in the place of authority; to occupy the place of president, chairman,… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 11preside — [prē zīd′, prizīd′] vi. presided, presiding [Fr présider < L praesidere, to preside over, protect < prae , PRE + sedere, to SIT] 1. to be in the position of authority in an assembly; serve as chairman 2. to have or exercise control or… …

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  • 12preside — (v.) 1610s, from Fr. présider preside over, govern (15c.), from L. praesidere stand guard, superintend, lit. sit in front of, from prae before (see PRE (Cf. pre )) + sedere to sit (see SEDENTARY (Cf. sedentary)) …

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  • 13preside — ► VERB 1) be in a position of authority in a meeting, court, etc. 2) (preside over) be in charge of (a situation). ORIGIN Latin praesidere, from prae before + sedere sit …

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  • 14preside — pre|side [prıˈzaıd] v [Date: 1600 1700; : Latin; Origin: praesidere [i] to sit in front of, guard, preside over , from sedere to sit ] to be in charge of a formal event, organization, ceremony etc ▪ I shall be pleased to preside at your meetings …

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  • 15preside — UK [prɪˈzaɪd] / US [ˌprɪˈzaɪd] verb [intransitive] Word forms preside : present tense I/you/we/they preside he/she/it presides present participle presiding past tense presided past participle presided to be in charge of an official meeting,… …

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  • 16preside — pre|side [ ,pri zaıd ] verb intransitive to be in charge of an official meeting, ceremony, or other event: These committees are usually presided over by a senior senator. The priest is often invited to preside at the reception. pre side ,over… …

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  • 17preside — [[t]prɪza͟ɪd[/t]] presides, presiding, presided VERB If you preside over a meeting or an event, you are in charge. [V over/at n] The PM returned to Downing Street to preside over a meeting of his inner Cabinet... [V over/at n] He presided at the… …

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  • 18preside — verb (I) to be in charge of a formal ceremony, meeting etc: They could find no clergyman who would agree to preside at the funeral. preside over phrasal verb (T) 1 to be in charge of a situation over which you do not have much control: The… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19preside — v. (D; intr.) to preside over * * * [prɪ zaɪd] (D; intr.) to preside over …

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  • 20preside — pre•side [[t]prɪˈzaɪd[/t]] 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… …

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