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verb [intransitive] preside pronunciation in British English /priˈzaɪd/ 
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present tense
I/you/we/theypreside
he/she/itpresides
present participlepresiding
past tensepresided
past participlepresided

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  1. to be in charge of an official meeting, ceremony, or other event

    These committees are usually presided over by a senior judge.

    The priest is often invited to preside at the reception.

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