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pre·side

 (prĭ-zīd′)
intr.v. pre·sid·ed, pre·sid·ing, pre·sides
1. To hold the position of authority; act as chairperson or president: presided over the department for a year.
2. To possess or exercise authority or control: preside at a meeting.
3. Music To be the featured instrumental performer: presided at the keyboard.

[French présider, from Old French, from Latin praesidēre : prae-, pre- + sedēre, to sit; see sed- in Indo-European roots.]

pre·sid′er n.

preside

(prɪˈzaɪd)
vb (intr)
1. to sit in or hold a position of authority, as over a meeting
2. to exercise authority; control
3. (Music, other) to occupy a position as an instrumentalist: he presided at the organ.
[C17: via French from Latin praesidēre to superintend, from prae before + sedēre to sit]
preˈsider n

pre•side

(prɪˈzaɪd)

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.
[1605–15; < Latin praesidēre to watch over, preside over, control]
pre•sid′er, n.

preside


Past participle: presided
Gerund: presiding

Imperative
preside
preside
Present
I preside
you preside
he/she/it presides
we preside
you preside
they preside
Preterite
I presided
you presided
he/she/it presided
we presided
you presided
they presided
Present Continuous
I am presiding
you are presiding
he/she/it is presiding
we are presiding
you are presiding
they are presiding
Present Perfect
I have presided
you have presided
he/she/it has presided
we have presided
you have presided
they have presided
Past Continuous
I was presiding
you were presiding
he/she/it was presiding
we were presiding
you were presiding
they were presiding
Past Perfect
I had presided
you had presided
he/she/it had presided
we had presided
you had presided
they had presided
Future
I will preside
you will preside
he/she/it will preside
we will preside
you will preside
they will preside
Future Perfect
I will have presided
you will have presided
he/she/it will have presided
we will have presided
you will have presided
they will have presided
Future Continuous
I will be presiding
you will be presiding
he/she/it will be presiding
we will be presiding
you will be presiding
they will be presiding
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been presiding
you have been presiding
he/she/it has been presiding
we have been presiding
you have been presiding
they have been presiding
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been presiding
you will have been presiding
he/she/it will have been presiding
we will have been presiding
you will have been presiding
they will have been presiding
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been presiding
you had been presiding
he/she/it had been presiding
we had been presiding
you had been presiding
they had been presiding
Conditional
I would preside
you would preside
he/she/it would preside
we would preside
you would preside
they would preside
Past Conditional
I would have presided
you would have presided
he/she/it would have presided
we would have presided
you would have presided
they would have presided
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.preside - act as president; "preside over companies and corporations"
control, command - exercise authoritative control or power over; "control the budget"; "Command the military forces"

preside

verb officiate, chair, moderate, be chairperson He presided at the closing ceremony.
preside over something or someone run, lead, head, control, manage, direct, conduct, govern, administer, supervise, be at the head of, be in authority The question of who should preside over the next full commission was being debated.
Translations
يَرأس، يَتَرأس
předsedat
ledepræsidere over
predsjedati
stjórna; vera í forsæti
pirmininko pareigosprezidentasprezidentavimasprezidentoprezidentystė
vadīt , būt par priekšsēdētāju
başkanlık etmek

preside

[prɪˈzaɪd] VIpresidir
to preside at or over a meeting/ceremonypresidir una reunión/ceremonia
he presided over the reunification of Germanycondujo la reunificación alemana
a statue of him presides over the main square of the townuna estatua suya preside la plaza mayor de la ciudad
the presiding judgeel juez/la jueza presidente de sala

preside

[prɪˈzaɪd] viprésider
to preside over sth [+ meeting, event, conference] → présider à qch
to preside over the destiny of → présider à la destinée de

preside

vi (at meeting etc) → den Vorsitz haben or führen (at bei); (at meal) → den Vorsitz haben (at bei); to preside over an organization etceine Organisation etc leiten

preside

[prɪˈzaɪd] vi to preside (at or over)presiedere (a)

preside

(priˈzaid) verb
to be the chairman of a meeting etc. The prime minister presided at/over the meeting.
presidency (ˈprezidənsi) plural ˈpresidencies noun
1. the rank or office of a president. His ambition is the presidency.
2. the period of time for which somebody is president. during the presidency of Dwight D. Eisenhower.
president (ˈprezidənt) noun
1. the leading member of a club, association etc. She was elected president of the Music Society.
2. the leader of a republic. the President of the United States.
presidential (preziˈdenʃəl) adjective
a presidential election.
References in classic literature ?
I shall take some up to Mother, though she said we were not to think of her, for she'd take care of herself," said Meg, who presided and felt quite matronly behind the teapot.
But these traces, and such hieroglyphics, or, to be more exact pictographs, as I have been able to decipher from the old documents, tell of one country, or perhaps it was only a city, over which this great golden idol of Quitzel presided.
She looked across at him, where he sat beside Madame Lebrun, who presided.
I can say now neither what determined nor what guided me, but I went straight along the lobby, holding my candle high, till I came within sight of the tall window that presided over the great turn of the staircase.
Good-humored, easy, and careless, he presided over his whale-boat as if the most deadly encounter were but a dinner, and his crew all invited guests.
The evening meal at the house is over, and Aunt Chloe, who presided over its preparation as head cook, has left to inferior officers in the kitchen the business of clearing away and washing dishes, and come out into her own snug territories, to "get her ole man's supper"; therefore, doubt not that it is her you see by the fire, presiding with anxious interest over certain frizzling items in a stew-pan, and anon with grave consideration lifting the cover of a bake-kettle, from whence steam forth indubitable intimations of "something good.
The Simpsons' moving was presided over by the village authorities and somewhat anxiously watched by the entire neighborhood, but in spite of all precautions a pulpit chair, several kerosene lamps, and a small stove disappeared from the church and were successfully swapped in the course of Mr.
Jennings was not struck by the same thought; for soon after his entrance, she walked across the room to the tea-table where Elinor presided, and whispered-- "The Colonel looks as grave as ever you see.
ejaculated a voice; not that of Miss Miller, but one of the upper teachers, a little and dark personage, smartly dressed, but of somewhat morose aspect, who installed herself at the top of one table, while a more buxom lady presided at the other.
There was a character about Madame Defarge, from which one might have predicated that she did not often make mistakes against herself in any of the reckonings over which she presided.
They were presided over nominally by my mother, but really by Mr.
Which side he was on, I couldn't make out, for he seemed to me to be grinding the whole place in a mill; I only know that when I stole out on tiptoe, he was not on the side of the bench; for, he was making the legs of the old gentleman who presided, quite convulsive under the table, by his denunciations of his conduct as the representative of British law and justice in that chair that day.