AskDefine | Define preside

Dictionary Definition

preside v : act as president; "preside over companies and corporations"

User Contributed Dictionary



  1. To act as president or chairperson
  2. To exercise authority or control
  3. intransitive music To be a featured solo performer

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

administer, administer justice, administrate, be master, captain, carry on, chair, chairman, command, conduct, control, direct, discipline, do the honors, entertain, entertain guests, give a party, govern, guest, handle, head, head up, host, judge, keep, lead, manage, occupy the chair, officer, officiate, operate, ordain, oversee, preside over, regulate, rule, run, sit in judgment, stand over, supervise, throw a party, wield authority
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