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adjective as in supervising

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Pai ultimately presided over some of the agency’s most controversial decisions, including its highly contested effort three years ago to roll back net neutrality rules that had required Internet providers to treat all Web traffic equally.

Rubio is already suiting up for the politics of destruction, already certain that this new team will preside over America’s decline.

They preside over felony criminal trials and impose sentences.

The company blamed the episode on the vice president who had presided over all reimbursement submissions, who was fired.

Each county elects a presiding officer, known as a county judge, and four commissioners.

The presiding light behind this creation was a woman named Natalia Murray.

However, when asked to give the verdict in public by the presiding judge, one voter recanted.

But six months into his probation, Bartiromo asked the judge presiding over his case for a reprieve.

He might as well have been presiding instead of the Judiciary Committee chairman, Vermont Democrat Patrick Leahy.

In Florida (as in most states) there is near zero discretion given to a judge presiding over a DUI case.

At a table in the little parlour sat the clerk's wife, presiding at a solitary tea-table by the light of a candle.

The larger cubiculum has two tufa seats at the side, and one more elevated for the presiding presbyter.

Ista (Venus) was the goddess of beauty, presiding over the loves of both men and animals, and was worshipped with unchaste rites.

A divinity presided over bakers, another over ovens,--every vocation and every household transaction had its presiding deities.

The presiding magistrate then pronounces whether it is to be allowed to live, or whether it is to be put to death.


On this page you'll find 9 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to presiding, such as: controlling, directing, governing, and managing.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.