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English definition of “officiate”

officiate

verb [I]  /əˈfɪʃ·iˌeɪt/ us  
to be in charge of a sports event and make decisions about the rules of play, or to lead a ceremony or other public event: Lambert was a football official for three decades and officiated in ten postseason games. A judge officiated at the wedding.
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