Definition of Preside

1. Verb. Act as president. "Preside over companies and corporations"

Generic synonyms: Command, Control
Derivative terms: President, President, President, President, President, President



Definition of Preside

1. v. i. To be set, or to sit, in the place of authority; to occupy the place of president, chairman, moderator, director, etc.; to direct, control, and regulate, as chief officer; as, to preside at a public meeting; to preside over the senate.

Definition of Preside

1. Verb. (intransitive) To act as president or chairperson. ¹

2. Verb. (intransitive) To exercise authority or control, oversit. ¹

3. Verb. (intransitive music) To be a featured solo performer. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Preside

1. to occupy the position of authority [v -SIDED, -SIDING, -SIDES]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Preside

preshock
preshot
preshow
preshowed
preshowing
preshown
preshows
preshrank
preshrink
preshrinking
preshrinks
preshrunk
preshrunken
presidaries
presidary
preside (current term)
presided
presidence
presidencies
presidency
presidential
presidential palace
presidential term
presidentiality
presidentially
presidentialness
presidents
presidentship
presidentships
presider

Literary usage of Preside

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

1. La démocratie libérale by Thomas Hodgkin, Etienne Vacherot (1896)
"The Emperor naturally desired that the presidency The Popo of the Council should be vested in ' the Bishop of Old preside at Rome;' and Eutychius the new ..."

2. Appletons' Annual Cyclopædia and Register of Important Events of the Year (1869)
"... States shall preside ; and in a case requiring tho said Chief Justice to preside, notice shall be given to him, by the Presiding Officer of the Senate, ..."

3. The Peace Conference at The Hague: And Its Bearings on International Law and by Frederick William Holls (1900)
"The umpire shall preside over the preside. Tribunal; when the Tribunal does not include an umpire, it shall appoint its own presiding officer. ..."

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