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synonyms for preside

  • administer
  • chair
  • govern
  • officiate
  • ordain
  • oversee
  • supervise
  • advise
  • conduct
  • control
  • direct
  • handle
  • head
  • keep
  • lead
  • manage
  • operate
  • run
  • be at the head of
  • be in driver's seat
  • call the signals
  • carry on
  • do the honors
  • head up
  • pull the strings
  • run the show
  • sit on top of
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antonyms for preside

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  • follow
  • obey
  • abandon
  • give up
  • let go
  • mismanage
  • neglect
  • serve
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How to use preside in a sentence

Departments — notably, Los Angeles’ — have managed to climb back from riots and scandal with the help of a consent decree while presiding over a reduction in violence.
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The presiding court in California’s Santa Clara County gave preliminary approval to the deal.
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Nor will Abe realize his dream of presiding over the Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo.
THE LEGACY SHINZO ABE, JAPAN’S LONGEST-SERVING PRIME MINISTER, WILL LEAVE AFTER RESIGNINGCLAYCHANDLERAUGUST 28, 2020FORTUNE
In the case’s first court hearing Monday, the presiding judge said the decision wasn’t a “slam dunk” for either side.
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Not since Franklin Roosevelt in the second world war has a US president presided over the deaths of so many Americans from a single cause.
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The table cover and napkins must be of snowy damask, the glass clear as crystal, and taste must preside over each detail.
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By the end of the last reign it had become unusual that the king should preside at cabinet meetings.
THE POLITICAL HISTORY OF ENGLAND - VOL. X.WILLIAM HUNT
She could right well preside over such a battle of the Cloud-Titans, and conduct the lightnings softly, without explosions.
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If I can't be here this afternoon, whom do you want to preside?
WARREN COMMISSION (3 OF 26): HEARINGS VOL. III (OF 15)THE PRESIDENT'S COMMISSION ON THE ASSASSINATION OF PRESIDENT KENNEDY
We will continue until Senator Cooper comes and then he will preside the rest of the afternoon.
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