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Recall how Clinton returned to Arkansas from the campaign trail to preside over the execution of a mentally disabled man.

The convention only gains legitimacy when Washington agrees to not only attend it, but preside over it.

Héctor's older brothers Arturo and Alfredo were men with the right temperament to preside over a multinational crime syndicate.

The men preside over three display cases, each with three shelves, seven comic books per shelf.

They are happy to preside over a system where unions are political organizations first and economic ones second.

The table cover and napkins must be of snowy damask, the glass clear as crystal, and taste must preside over each detail.

She could right well preside over such a battle of the Cloud-Titans, and conduct the lightnings softly, without explosions.

A man from Boston, who was thought to be friendly to both parties, was chosen to preside over the meeting.

She is also supposed to preside over matrimony and births, and is the guardian angel of woman.

They took St. Anthony for their patron, elected two wardens to preside over them and a chaplain to pray for them.


On this page you'll find 270 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to preside over, such as: determine, direct, dominate, manage, supervise, and take over.

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