Preside meaning

prĭ-zīd
Preside is defined as to have control or authority.

An example of preside is for a judge to have control over a courtroom.

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To hold the position of authority; act as chairperson or president.

Presided over the department for a year.

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To possess or exercise authority or control.

Preside at a meeting.

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(music) To be the featured instrumental performer.

Presided at the keyboard.

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To be in the position of authority in an assembly; serve as chairman.
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To have or exercise control or authority.
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To perform as the featured instrumentalist.
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(intransitive) To act as president or chairperson.
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(intransitive) To exercise authority or control, oversit.
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(intransitive, music) To be a featured solo performer.
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Origin of preside

  • French présider from Old French from Latin praesidēre prae- pre- sedēre to sit sed- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French presider, from Latin praesidere (“to preside"), from pre- (“before") + sedere (“to sit").

    From Wiktionary