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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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In the session on Horn Pedagogy, presider Doug Hill and panelists Froydis Ree Wekre, Lisa Bontrager, and Bill Scharnberg shared their ideas and priorities on horn teaching, and fielded a range of questions on teaching strategies and approaches.
the focal prayer of the assembly, voiced by the presider in their corporate name, and not a privileged prayer of a mediating figure who then dispenses the fruit of that sacred deed to the observing recipients" (61).
Le Premier ministre, Abdelmalek Sellal, qui aura a presider aujourd'hui la ceremonie de commemoration de l'anniversaire a Ain Defla, a l'occasion d'une visite de travail et d'inspection dans la region, rencontrera les agriculteurs ou il annoncera d'importantes mesures pour donner un nouvel elan a l'agriculture.
More helpful questions to ask are about the role of presider at Eucharist, the role of a pastor, the job of a minister, what other functions need to be fulfilled in a given community.
Selon une source de l'UGTT, Delanoe a donne son accord pour presider le comite international lors de sa rencontre a Paris avec les membres du comite national de soutien a la candidature de l'UGTT au prix Nobel de la Paix preside par Lassd Asmi, president de l'universite de Carthage.
After all, though most of the prayers of the Mass are actually spoken by the presider, he is always praying the common prayer of the church in the name of the gathered assembly.
During the Great Thanksgiving, the presider prays over the bread and wine, recalling the mighty acts of God through the hundreds and thousands of years of creation history, asking God to bless the "creatures of bread and wine," so that those who take them can continue to act as God's agents, assisting to bring God's dream for all of creation to fruition.
In such a scenario the priest becomes merely the "presider," who must now "face" the people rather than, together with the whole congregation, face the cross of Christ--as was the case before 1965.
The presider might use the draft Renewing Worship rite found either in published form through Augsburg Fortress or approved for free downloading on the ELCA Web site:
Juxtaposed to the assembly, Kilmartin argues, is the presider, whose role of in persona ecclesiae, maintains the dialogical character of the Christian life.
Dans les trois cas, ce dernier a allegue que les prises de position publiques de ceux-ci sur le sujet en discussion, en l'occurrence le projet de loi no 29 concernant des modifications decoulant de la reorganisation municipale en cours, les empechaient de presider les travaux de l'Assemblee sur ce projet de loi.
Le sous-prefet Kouakou Andre a rappele que c'est a la suite d'une consultation publique presidee en 2017 par lui-meme que les populations ont approuve le choix de Nanan Koffi Aime pour presider aux destinees de Kotokou-Ayera.
Ancien moudjahid, Bekka a occupe, durant sa carriere, le poste de directeur des Sports militaires au ministere de la Defense nationale durant les annees 1970, avant de presider aux destinees de la Federation algerienne de football (1975-1978).
with Bishop Socrates Villegas as the main presider followed by a program at 11:30 a.m.
Pour [beaucoup moins que]les jurys, cette annee, poursuivent les organisateurs, le choix est tombe sur l'ecrivain Mohamed Achaari, pour presider le jury des longs-metrages, en competition pour le Prix [beaucoup moins que]Marchica[beaucoup plus grand que], ainsi que les autres prix reserves pour cette categorie.