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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 ?
Not long after this the coloured people in Atlanta, Georgia, gave me a reception at which the Governor of the state presided, and a similar reception was given me in New Orleans, which was presided over by the Mayor of the city.
They were particularly their generals in war, and presided over their sacrifices, excepting such only as belonged to the priests: they were also the supreme judges over the people; and in this case some of them took an oath, others did not; they did, the form of swearing was by their sceptre held out.
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.
Then her eyelids drooped again; she thought that all was over, that they had executed her during her swoon, and that the misshapen spirit which had presided over her destiny, had laid hold of her and was bearing her away.
He might have taught a Sunday-school, presided over a girls' seminary, or been a president of a humane society.
Day and night she brooded over them with tireless devotion and anxiety, leaving John to the tender mercies of the help, for an Irish lady now presided over the kitchen department.
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.
This refection of oysters was not presided over by Affery, but by the girl who had appeared when the bell was rung; the same who had been in the dimly-lighted room last night.
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.