A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to head)
a. to preside over
Me eligieron para presidir el comité ejecutivo.I was appointed to preside over the executive committee.
b. to be president of
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)
a. to dominate
El miedo presidió el corazón de los soldados.Fear dominated the hearts of the soldiers.
b. to prevail
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)
a. to take pride of place in
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.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (ser presidente de)
a. to preside over
2. (reunión)
a. to chair
3. (predominar sobre)
a. to dominate
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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;
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