Synonyms for Preside:

n.

look after, watch over.

v.

be in authority (verb)
oversee, direct, supervise, lead, administer, govern, manage, control, head, advise.
control (verb)
discipline, order, rule, execute, pilot, harness, dominate, command, manage, administer, direct, control, steer, lead, superintend, govern, bridle, oversee, supervise.
direct (verb)
advise.
dominate (verb)
master, lord, win, surmount, oppress, prevail, better, vanquish, subordinate, conquer, triumph, overcome, succeed, predominate.
master (verb)
head.

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Other relevant words:
advise, look after.

Usage examples for preside

  1. Just so, she was deciding, would she some day preside at her own board. – The Breaking Point by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  2. You may tell the Prime Minister that if a meeting is held I shall preside – The Red Hand of Ulster by George A. Birmingham