how to pronounce preside


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the above transcription of preside is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

preside is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of preside in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… pope urban uh who would uh preside over …”

meanings of preside


  1. To be a featured solo performer.
  2. To exercise authority or control, oversit.
  3. To act as president or chairperson.

preside frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word preside occurs in english on average 0.7 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics preside can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that preside can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) people, society, and culture;

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