preside

preside
intransitive verb
1. (general) 
a. presidir 
to preside over a meetingpresidir una reunión
he presided over the decline of the empireél estuvo al mando durante el declive del imperio
preside [prɪˈzaɪd]
intransitive verb
presidir
to preside at or over a meeting/ceremony presidir una reunión/ceremonia; he presided over the reunification of Germany condujo la reunificación alemana; a statue of him presides over the main square of the town una estatua suya preside la plaza mayor de la ciudad; the presiding judge el juez/la jueza presidente de sala
preside is a conjugated form of the verb presidir - View Conjugation
presidir
transitive verb
1. (to head) 
Me eligieron para presidir el comité ejecutivo.I was appointed to preside over the executive committee.
Dwight D. Eisenhower presidió los Estados Unidos desde 1953 hasta 1961.Dwight D. Eisenhower was the president of the United States from 1953 to 1961.
c. to chair 
El gerente de la empresa presidió la reunión.The manager of the company chaired the meeting.
d. to be chairman of (an institution) 
Jorge Castro presidió la organización sin fines de lucro hasta su muerte en 2009.Jorge Castro was the chairman of the non-profit organization until his death in 2009.
2. (to predominate over) 
El miedo presidió el corazón de los soldados.Fear dominated the hearts of the soldiers.
En la sala de profesores, presidía la amabilidad entre colegas.In the teachers' lounge, kindness among colleagues prevailed.
3. (to have the most important position) 
La estatua del fundador de la empresa presidía la sala de reuniones.The statue of the company's founder took pride of place in the conference room.
presidir
transitive verb
1. (ser presidente de) 
a. to preside over 
2. (reunión) 
a. to chair 
3. (predominar sobre) 
a. to dominate 
presidir
transitive verb
1 (estar al frente de) [+gobierno] to preside over; be president of; [+reunión] to chair; be chairman of
2 (dominar) to dominate
los temores presidieron la jornada de ayer fear dominated o held sway the whole day yesterday; la inoperancia y el recurso a medidas de emergencia presidieron su política the predominant features of his policy were ineffectiveness and recourse to emergency measures
las duras y austeras condiciones que presidieron la primera expedición
intransitive verb
(en gobierno) to hold the presidency; (en ceremonia) to preside; (en reunión) to be the chair;
Examples
Verb Conjugations for presidir
Present Participle: presidiendo
Past Participle: presidido
PresentPreteriteImperfectConditionalFuture
yo
presido
presidí
presidía
presidiría
presidiré
presides
presidiste
presidías
presidirías
presidirás
él/ella/Ud.
preside
presidió
presidía
presidiría
presidirá
nosotros
presidimos
presidimos
presidíamos
presidiríamos
presidiremos
vosotros
presidís
presidisteis
presidíais
presidiríais
presidiréis
ellos/ellas/Uds.
presiden
presidieron
presidían
presidirían
presidirán
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