preside

[v] - act as president
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Preside

Pre·side' intransitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Presided ; present participle & verbal noun Presiding .] [ Latin praesidere ; prae before + sedere to sit: confer French présider . See Sit ...
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Preside

• (v. i.) To exercise superintendence; to watch over. • (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.
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preside

preside 1. To be officially in charge; to hold the position of authority; act as chairperson or president: 'He was appointed to be the chairperson school board.' 2. To have control: to be the most powerful person or the one everyone else obeys, usually in a specific place or situation; such as, he was scheduled to preside over the business when th...
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