- 1[intransitive, transitive] officiate (at something) | officiate something to act as an official in charge of something, especially a sports event A referee from a neutral country will officiate (at) the game.
- 2[intransitive] officiate (at something) (formal) to do the official duties at a public or religious ceremony He baptized children and officiated at weddings. Word Origin mid 17th cent.: from medieval Latin officiare
BrE BrE//əˈfɪʃieɪt//; NAmE NAmE//əˈfɪʃieɪt//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they officiate
BrE BrE//əˈfɪʃieɪt//; NAmE NAmE//əˈfɪʃieɪt//he / she / it officiates
BrE BrE//əˈfɪʃieɪts//; NAmE NAmE//əˈfɪʃieɪts//past simple officiated
BrE BrE//əˈfɪʃieɪtɪd//; NAmE NAmE//əˈfɪʃieɪtɪd//past participle officiated
BrE BrE//əˈfɪʃieɪtɪd//; NAmE NAmE//əˈfɪʃieɪtɪd//-ing form officiating
BrE BrE//əˈfɪʃieɪtɪŋ//; NAmE NAmE//əˈfɪʃieɪtɪŋ//