- be in the position of authority in a meeting or other gathering；be in charge of (a place or situation)
verb: preside, 3rd person present: presides, gerund or present participle: presiding, past tense: presided, past participle: presided
- 1. be in the position of authority in a meeting or other gathering the prime minister will preside at an emergency cabinet meeting
- ▪ be in charge of (a place or situation) Johnson has presided over eight matches since Beck's dismissal
- 2. play (a musical instrument, especially a keyboard instrument) at a public gathering.