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preside

pre·side

preside

 
pronunciation:
prih zaId
features:
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: presided, presides, presiding
definition: to act as directing or controlling authority, esp. in a meeting or within an organization.
synonyms:
lead, moderate
similar words:
boss, direct, govern, manage
Word Parts
The word preside contains the following part:
sed, sid, sess Latin root that means sit; settle