To be set, or to sit, in the place of authority; to occupy the place of president, chairman, moderator, director, etc.; to direct, control, and regulate, as chief officer; as, to preside at a public meeting; to preside over the senate.
- To hold the position of authority; act as chairperson or president.
- To possess or exercise authority or control.
- Music To be the featured instrumental performer: presided at the keyboard.