Meaning of “preside over sth” in the English Dictionary


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preside over sth

phrasal verb with preside uk /prɪˈzaɪd/ us verb [ I ]

to be in charge of a meeting, trial, etc. or during an important event:

On Tuesday he presided over a three-hour board meeting.
EU countries take turns presiding over the council for six-month periods.
He presided over the longest economic boom in U.S. history.

(Definition of “preside over sth” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)