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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.
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preside at (something)

To exercise authority or control at some meeting, ceremony, or other event. Janet was elected to preside at the board meeting while Tom was absent. They asked me if I wanted to preside at the graduation ceremony, but I declined.
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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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10) [Begin strikethrough]The chief judge shall ensure that no judge presides over a capital case in which the state is seeking the death penalty or collateral proceedings brought by a death row inmate until that judge has served a minimum of 6 months in a felony criminal division and has successfully completed the "Handling Capital Cases" course offered through the Florida College of Advanced Judicial Studies.
Time Topic 8:00 Tripoli, Koura Greek Orthodox Metropolitan Archbishop Ephram Kyriakos presides over Christmas Mass at Saint George Cathedral in Zaheria, Tripoli 9:00 Beirut Greek Orthodox Archbishop Elias Audeh presides over Christmas Mass at St.
It is a way of expressing "the same attachment to the See of Peter in Rome which presides over the communion of Christians in charity.
After an introduction concerned with how God communicates with man, the role played by the "witnesses of the truth" throughout Christian history, and the problem of the Trinity, the work depicts several scenes in which God presides over an assembly of heavenly elders who implore his intercession to prevent the harm to true believers caused by those who subscribe to the Trinity.