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preside over (someone or something)
To supervise and have authority over someone or something; to control how someone or something operates. The head of the department will preside over the faculty meeting. It just felt like our relationship with Mike fell apart after he got that promotion and began presiding over our team.
preside over something
to be in control of the order and procedures of a meeting or ceremony. The vice president will have to preside over the next meeting. I will be glad to preside over the discussion.
To have or exercise authority over something or someone; be in charge of something or someone: The vice president presided over the committee meeting because the president was absent.