preside over - definition and synonyms

phrasal verb [transitive]
present tense
I/you/we/theypreside over
he/she/itpresides over
present participlepresiding over
past tensepresided over
past participlepresided over
  1. preside over something to be in a position of power while important changes or events are happening

    He presided over the worst season in the team’s history.

See also main entry: preside