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preside at something

to manage or act as chair at a meeting or a ceremony. The mayor presided at the meeting, assuring that the speeches would be very short. She presided at the ceremony.
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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.
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preside over

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.
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The first session will be presided over by Naimat Ullah Gichki while Dr Fozia Chaudhry, Dr Nasrullah Kan Wazir, Dr Fayyaz Chandio, Dr Munazza Yaqoob, Dr Zia-ul-Hassan, Qasim Sayyal, Prof Shifa Kakar and Dr Mohammad Amin will present the papers.
Once, rector of Darul Uloom Deoband presided over the convocation," said Riyaz Rufai, chief librarian of the university.
Presided by Sheikh Sabah Al-Khalid Al-Sabah, the delegation includes Deputy Premier and Minister of Finance Mustafa Al-Shimali, Minister of Communications Salem Al-Utheina, Minister of Oil Hani Hussein, Amiri Diwan Advisor Mohammad Aboul Hassan, and senior figures representing a number of state institutions.
WASHINGTON, July 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Speaker Nancy Pelosi, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, and Congressman Jim Langevin of Rhode Island held a news conference this afternoon, in advance of next week's 20th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), to announce that on Monday, Congressman Langevin will preside over the House, the first time a Member in a wheelchair has ever presided over the House of Representatives.
The Libyan side was presided by the Secretary of the GPC for Heath & Environment, while the Serbian side was presided by the Minister of Infrastructure in the meeting which was held from 10-12 November.
The new rule does not prevent a judge from presiding in collateral proceedings in a case in which the judge presided over the trial or an earlier collateral proceeding.
The second court will be presided over by Referee Robin Kesler, court officials said.
Rehnquist presided over a conservative shift in the Court, which has placed a greater emphasis on federalism--the idea that significant power should rest with the states, as opposed to the federal government--and supported a greater role for religion in public life.
Their friendship was such that, decades later, Archbishop Peers was the second, last person to see her mother, Ethel Poy, alive he presided at Ms.
Ignatius said that the Church in Rome presided over the communion of Christians in charity.
God convenes an assembly of all mortals, presided over by Josiah (John Sigismund Zapolya of Transylvania).
Previously, the chair of the Board Affairs Committee and the chair of the Compensation Committee presided at non-employee director executive sessions on an alternating basis, depending on the subject matter under discussion.
In this meeting presided over by Mian Nawaz Sharif after 12 years, he would also announce his partys newly evolved strategy in order to give a tough time to incumbents.
This requirement shall not preclude a judge from presiding in collateral proceedings in a case in which the judge presided over the trial or an earlier collateral proceeding.
Previously, he presided over criminal trials at the San Fernando courthouse.