preside

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Pronunciation[change]

  • (UK) IPA: /prɪˈzʌɪd/
  • Hyphenation: pre‧side

Verb[change]

Plain form
preside

Third-person singular
presides

Past tense
presided

Past participle
presided

Present participle
presiding

  1. (intransitive) Preside means to sit as an authority over, to control or to rule.
    John Smith will preside over the meeting.
    Jane Doe refused to preside over the dance committee meeting.