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Definition of officiate verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they officiate
    he / she / it officiates
    past simple officiated
    -ing form officiating
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  1. 1[intransitive, transitive] officiate (at something) officiate something to act as an official in charge of something, especially a sports event A new referee will officiate (at) the game.
  2. 2[intransitive] officiate (at something) (formal) to do the official duties at a public or religious ceremony He baptized children and officiated at weddings.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: officiate