Definition of Officiate

1. Verb. Act in an official capacity in a ceremony or religious ritual, such as a wedding. "Who officiated at your wedding?"

Generic synonyms: Perform
Specialized synonyms: Marry, Splice, Tie, Wed
Derivative terms: Office, Office, Officiant, Officiation



2. Verb. Perform duties attached to a particular office or place or function. "His wife officiated as his private secretary"
Exact synonyms: Function
Generic synonyms: Serve
Derivative terms: Function, Functionary, Office, Office, Office, Office, Officiating, Officiation, Officiation

Definition of Officiate

1. v. i. To act as an officer in performing a duty; to transact the business of an office or public trust; to conduct a public service.

2. v. t. To discharge, perform, or supply, as an official duty or function.

Definition of Officiate

1. Verb. (intransitive transitive) To perform the functions of some office. ¹

2. Verb. (intransitive transitive sports) To serve as umpire or referee. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Officiate

1. [v -ATED, -ATING, -ATES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Officiate

officialities
officiality
officialization
officialize
officialized
officializes
officializing
officially
officials
officialties
officialty
officiant
officiants
officiaries
officiary
officiate (current term)
officiated
officiates
officiating
officiation
officiations
officiator
officiators
officinal
officinals
officious
officiously
officiousness
officiousnesses

Literary usage of Officiate

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Opinions of Eminent Lawyers, on Various Points of English Jurisprudence by George Chalmers (1814)
"5. to appoint a minister to officiate, till the parish shall present one, or the six months be lapsed ; and such person appointed to officiate in the ..."

2. The Constitutional History of England from the Accession of Henry VII. to by Henry Hallam (1876)
"If, indeed, the refusal of the bishops to officiate at her coronation (Jan. 14,1558-9) were founded in any degree on Paul IV.'s denial of her title, ..."

3. A Complete Collection of State Trials and Proceedings for High Treason and ...by Thomas Bayly Howell, William Cobbett, David Jardine by Thomas Bayly Howell, William Cobbett, David Jardine (1816)
"... depending one upon another. to Gibbons's hoose, to officiate as exciseman in the room of Ward, on the тегу day the gv|«ies came there. ..."

4. The Indian Forester (1896)
"Assistant Conservator, 1st grade, to officiate as Deputy Conservator, 4th grade. 4th grade: Mr. J. Messer, Assistant Conservator, 2nd grade, to officiate as ..."

5. The Indian Forester (1894)
"Mr. FJ Branthwaite, Assistant Conservator, 1st, officiating Deputy Conservator, 4th grade, to officiate as Deputy Conserv«tor ..."

6. The Káfirs of the Hindu-Kush by George Scott Robertson (1896)
"CHAPTER XXII The narrative concluded—Reach Gilgit—The Hunza-Nagar expedition— I officiate as British Agent at Gilgit —Give up the idea of returning to ..."

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