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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 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 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

v.
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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According to him, the Chief Justice is a party in the case at bar and must not therefore preside in its hearing, adding that the motion for recusal should be made by the Chief Justice, not based on sentiments.
(A) The chief judge shall not assign a judge to preside 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 become qualified to do so by:
Archbishop Andrew Hutchison, primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, is scheduled to visit Cuba this month to preside over a meeting of the Metropolitan Council of Cuba (MCC), and to act as an observer and adviser at the annual general synod in Havana.
Individual appointed as consultant and presiding over post of advisor development budget doesn't have the credentials to preside meetings of senior officers.
A presiding officer can refuse to preside over the House, as was the instant case, but never walks out in protest or otherwise, it added.
ISLAMABAD, July 19, 2011 (Frontier Star): Ever since the dismissal of his government in 1999, Mian Nawaz Sharif is all set to preside over his parliamentary partys meeting for the first time in parliament House on 21st July.
19 to preside over a funeral for the seven victims.
Zafar Iqbal will preside over the mushaira while Mushtaq Sufi will be the chief guest on the occasion.
Bishop Holguin, another member of the metropolitan council, was expected to preside over the February synod.
ISLAMABAD, July 21, 2011 (Balochistan Times): Ever since the dismissal of his government in 1999, Mian Nawaz Sharif is all set to preside over his parliamentary partys meeting for the first time in parliament House today (Thursday).
ISLAMABAD, July 19, 2011 (Balochistan Times): Ever since the dismissal of his government in 1999, Mian Nawaz Sharif is all set to preside over his parliamentary partys meeting for the first time in parliament House on 21st July.
ISLAMABAD, 11 May , 2009 (Balochistan Times) -- Deputy Speaker National Assembly Faisal Karim Kundi Monday announced the panel chairpersons to preside over the session of the Lower House of the Parliament in the absence of Speaker and Deputy Speaker.
His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah presides the cabinet weekly meeting KUWAIT, Feb 4 (KUNA) -- Kuwait Government will organize by-elections for 2nd and 3rd constituencies on March 16 after the Court of Cassation slammed prison sentences on two MPs.