Preside

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Leadership RolePlay
'Preside' often implies a formal leadership position during events. SlideA distinguished professor will preside over the graduation.
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Authority PresencePlay
Using 'preside' suggests authority and responsibility in a situation. SlideThe chairperson presided over the contentious board meeting.
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Neutral ConnotationPlay
'Preside' is neutral and does not convey approval or disapproval of the leader. SlideNo matter the agenda, she will preside with fairness.