Translation of preside in Spanish:

preside

Pronunciation: /prɪˈzaɪd/

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

  • presidir Mr Lane presided el señor Lane presidió la reunión ( or sesión etc) mother always presided at the tea table [formal] mamá siempre ocupaba la cabecera de la mesa a la hora del této preside over sth he presided over the meeting with tact presidió la reunión con tacto his Government presided over one of the worst economic crises this century su gobierno fue responsable de una de las peores crisis económicas de este siglo
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    • Native Tanzanians preside in all positions in major religions.
    • The case will resume on October 7, exactly a year after the home run, with another judge presiding.
    • A High Court judge presides in all Central Criminal Court cases, and High Court judges already sit in Limerick three times a year, but only for civil cases.

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Spain had three civil wars known as the guerras carlistas (1833-39, 1860, 1872-76). When Fernando VII died in 1833, he was succeeded not by his brother the Infante Don Carlos de Borbón, but by his daughter Isabel, under the regency of her mother María Cristina. This provoked a mainly northern-Spanish revolt, with local guerrillas pitted against the forces of the central government. The Carlist Wars were also a confrontation between conservative rural Catholic Spain, especially the Basque provinces and Aragón, led by the carlistas, and the progressive liberal urban middle classes allied with the army. Carlos died in 1855, but the carlistas, representing political and religious traditionalism, supported his descendants' claims until reconciliation in 1977 with King Juan Carlos.