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Synonyms of preside in English:


  • a chairman has to be elected to preside at the meeting
    chair, take the chair, be chairman/chairwoman/chairperson, officiate (at);
    conduct, run, lead, guide, moderate
  • Phrases

    preside over

    be in charge of, be responsible for, be accountable for, be at the head/helm of, head, be head of, manage, administer, organize, be in control of, control, direct, lead, run, govern, rule, be boss of, head up, conduct, command, supervise, superintend, oversee, handle
    informalbe in the driving/driver's seat, be in the saddle, pull the strings, call the shots/tune

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