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officiate

of·fi·ci·ate

officiate

 
 
pronunciation:
fI shi eIt
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: officiated, officiates, officiating
definition 1: to perform the duties of an official, esp. in presiding over an event or ceremony.
The town supervisor officiates at meetings of the town council.
synonyms:
conduct, lead, moderate
similar words:
chair, emcee, head, judge, preside, run
definition 2: to function as a priest or minister in a religious ceremony.
The bishop officiated at their wedding.A visiting pastor officiated at last Sunday's church service.
similar words:
administer, attend, conduct, lead, minister, serve
definition 3: to serve as an umpire or referee at a game or sporting event.
synonyms:
referee, umpire
similar words:
arbitrate, judge, ref, ump