To be set, or to sit, in the place of authority; to occupy the place of president, chairman, moderator, director, etc.; to direct, control, and regulate, as chief officer; as, to preside at a public meeting; to preside over the senate.
To exercise superintendence; to watch over.
preside in Dutch is presideren, voorzitten
preside in Latin is praesieo-sedi-ere
preside in Spanish is presidir