Definition of 'preside'
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The presiding judge will then decide whether to press charges. Times, Sunday Times (2006)I presided over five trials that fortnight. Times, Sunday Times (2015)She said she had presided over back-to-back trials where a complainant had been so drunk that she could not remember what happened. Times, Sunday Times (2014) Now I was presiding over his funeral. Christianity Today (2000)This was the'perfect gentleman' who now presided over the scandal of the blank sheets. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The presiding judge said: 'The family is safe and well. Times, Sunday Times (2015)As a result he is more relaxed and is able to get more done in his role as chief adviser to the Assembly's presiding officer. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Where cases exceeded the limit, judges would have to explain themselves to the senior presiding judge in the area, and the reasons would be made public. Times, Sunday Times (2011)
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Used Occasionally. preside is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'preside'
British English: preside VERB
If you preside over a meeting or an event, you are in charge.
The chairman presided over the meeting.
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