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To perform a ceremony or to give a speech

address

verb

to speak publicly to a group of people

chair

verb

to be the person in charge of a meeting, committee, or company

commemorate

verb

to show that you remember an important person or event by having a special ceremony, or by creating a special object

dedicate to

to say at an official ceremony that a new building will have a special connection with a particular person as a sign of admiration or respect for them

deliver

verb

to give a formal talk to a group of people

give

verb

used about a speech, talk, etc

inaugurate

verb

to open a new building, or to start a new organization, with an official ceremony

lecture

verb

to give a lecture or a series of lectures

orate

verb

to make a speech, especially a very formal or long speech which shows that you think you are very important

parade

verb

if soldiers parade, they march as a group during a ceremony or public celebration, or they stand in rows to be looked at by important people

preside

verb

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

review

verb

if an important person reviews a group of soldiers, sailors, etc., they officially visit them during a ceremony

speak

verb

to give a formal speech

talk

verb

to give a lecture on a subject

unveil

verb

to remove the cover from something such as a statue as part of an official ceremony

do the honors

to be the person at a special event or social occasion who is in charge or who performs any ceremonies

I give you someone

used in a formal speech for introducing someone or for asking people to show their approval by applauding (=hitting their hands together)

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chicken raffle

any random process, such as a competition in which a name is drawn from a hat

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