When you referee a football game and are in charge of making sure the rules are followed, this is an example of when you officiate.
When you perform a wedding ceremony for a couple, this is an example of when you officiate.
Officiated the wedding ceremony.
Officiated the hockey game.
Origin of officiate
- Medieval Latin officiāre officiāt- to conduct from Latin officium service, duty office
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- Circa 17th Century, from Medieval Latin officiÄtus, perfect passive participle of officiÅ (“conduct or perform religious services"), from Latin officium (“official duty, service").