Definition of president noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

      

    president

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    noun
    NAmE//ˈprɛzədənt//
     
    , NAmE//ˈprɛzəˌdɛnt//
     
     
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  1. 1President the leader of a republic, especially the U.S. Several presidents attended the funeral. the President of the United States President Obama is due to visit the country next month. Do you have any comment, Mr. President? Topic CollocationsPoliticspower create/form/be the leader of a political party gain/take/win/lose/regain control of Congress start/spark/lead/be on the brink of a revolution be engaged/locked in an internal power struggle lead/form a rival/breakaway faction seize/take control of power/the government bring down/overthrow/topple the government/president/regime abolish/overthrow/restore the monarchy establish/install a military dictatorship/a stable government be forced/removed/driven from office/power resign/step down as party leader/president/prime minister/governor/a senator enter/retire from/return to political lifepolitical debate spark/provoke a heated/hot/intense/lively debate engage in/participate in/contribute to (the) political/public debate (on/over something) get involved in/feel excluded from the political process launch/start/lead/spearhead a campaign/movement join/be linked with the peace/anti-war/feminist/civil rights movement criticize/speak out against/challenge/support the government lobby/put pressure on the government (to do something) come under fire/pressure from opposition partiespolicy call for/demand/propose/push for/advocate democratic/political/land reform(s) formulate/implement domestic economic policy change/influence/shape/have an impact on government/economic/public policy be consistent with/be in line with/go against/be opposed to government policy reform/restructure/modernize the tax system privatize/improve/deliver/make cuts in public services invest (heavily) in/spend something on schools/education/public services/(the) infrastructure nationalize the banks/the oil industry promise/propose/deliver/give ($80 billion in/significant/substantial/massive) tax cuts a/the budget is approved/passed by Congress/the House/the Senatemaking laws have a majority in/have seats in Congress/the House/the Senate propose/sponsor a bill/legislation/a resolution/an amendment introduce/bring in/draw up/draft/adopt/pass a bill/a law/a resolution/an amendment/legislation/measures amend/repeal an act/a law/legislation veto/vote against/oppose a bill/legislation/a measure/a proposal/a resolution get/require/be decided by a majority vote ⇨ more collocations at economy, vote
  2. 2 President the person in charge of some organizations, clubs, colleges, etc. to be made president of the student council She travels extensively in her role as President of the Save the Children Fund.
  3. 3 the person in charge of a bank or a commercial organization the bank president the president of Columbia Pictures
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NAmE//ˌprɛzəˈdɛnʃl//
 
adjective a presidential campaign/candidate/election a presidential system of government a presidential year (= one in which the people vote for the next president of the country)
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