verbo transitivo/transitive verb
- 1 [país] to be president of; [reunión] to chair, preside at o/or over, take the chair at; [comité] to chair; [jurado] to preside over; [tribunal/cortes] to preside over presidió la compañía durante diez años he was president (inglés norteamericano/American English) o/or (inglés británico/British English) chairman of the company for ten years
- 2 (reinar en) to prevail la cordialidad y la armonía presidieron la reunión a spirit of harmony and cordiality prevailed at the meeting la claridad que preside su prosa the clarity which is a prevalent feature of o/or which prevails in her prose style
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