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officiate

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Verb (intransitive)
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CIDE DICTIONARY

officiatev. i. [LL. officiare. See Office.].
     To act as an officer in performing a duty; to transact the business of an office or public trust; to conduct a public ceremony or service.  Bp. Stillingfleet.  [1913 Webster]
officiatev. t. 
     To discharge, perform, or supply, as an official duty or function.  [1913 Webster]
    "Merely to officiate light
    Round this opacous earth.
    "  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

officiate, v.intr.
1 act in an official capacity, esp. on a particular occasion.
2 perform a divine service or ceremony.

Derivative
officiation n. officiator n.
Etymology
med.L officiare perform a divine service (officium): see OFFICE

THESAURUS

officiate

act, act as, adjudicate, administer, administer the Eucharist, administrate, anoint, arbitrate, chair, chairman, chrism, conduct, confirm, direct, do duty, function, head up, hear, hold court, hold the scales, impose, judge, lay hands on, lead, manage, mediate, minister, moderate, occupy the chair, oversee, perform a rite, perform as, perform service, preside, preside over, referee, run, serve, sit in judgment, superintend, supervise, try, umpire

ROGET THESAURUS

officiate

Business

VB pass one's time in, employ one's time in, spend one's time in, employ oneself in, employ oneself upon, occupy oneself with, concern oneself with, make it one's business, undertake, enter a profession, betake oneself to, turn one's hand to, have to do with, office, place, post, chargeship, incumbency, living, situation, berth, employ, service, engagement, undertaking, drive a trade, carry on a trade, do a trade, transact a trade, carry on business, do business, transact business, keep a shop, ply one's task, ply one's trade, labor in one's vocation, pursue the even tenor of one's way, attend to business, attend to one's work, officiate, serve, act, act one's part, play one's part, do duty, serve the office of, discharge the office of, perform the office of, perform the duties of, perform the functions of, hold an office, fill an office, fill a place, fill a situation, hold a portfolio, hold a place, hold a situation, be about, be doing, be engaged in, be employed in, be occupied with, be at work on, have one's hands in, have in hand, have on one's hands, have on one's shoulders, bear the burden, have one's hands full, be in the hands of, be on the stocks, be on the anvil, pass through one's hands, Adj, businesslike, workaday, professional, official, functional, busy, on hand, in hand, in one's hands, afoot, on foot, on the anvil, going on, acting, Adv, in the course of business, all in one's day's work, professionally.

Instrumentality

VB subserve, minister, mediate, intervene, be instrumental, pander to, officiate, tend.

Action

VB do, perform, execute, achieve, transact, enact, commit, perpetrate, inflict, exercise, prosecute, carry on, work, practice, play, employ oneself, ply one's task, officiate, have in hand, labor, be at work, pursue a course, shape one's course, act, operate, take action, take steps, strike a blow, lift a finger, stretch forth one's hand, take in hand, put oneself in motion, put in practice, carry into execution, act upon, be an actor, take a part in, act a part in, play a part in, perform a part in, participate in, have a hand in, have a finger in the pie, have to do with, be a party to, be a participator in, bear a hand, lend a hand, pull an oar, run in a race, mix oneself up with, be in action, come into operation.

Conduct

VB transact, execute, despatch, dispatch, proceed with, discharge, carry on, carry through, carry out, carry into effect, put into effect, work out, go through, get through, enact, put into practice, do, officiate, bear oneself, behave oneself, comport oneself, demean oneself, carry oneself, conduct oneself, acquit oneself, run a race, lead a life, play a game, take a course, adopt a course, steer one's course, shape one's course, play one's paint, play one's cards, shift for oneself, paddle one's own canoe, bail one's own boat, conduct, manage, supervise, participate, deal with, have to do with, treat, handle a case, take steps, take measures.

Rite

VB perform service, do duty, minister, officiate, baptize, dip, sprinkle, anoint, confirm, lay hands on, give the sacrament, administer the sacrament, administer extreme unction, hear confession, administer holy penance, shrive, excommunicate, ban with bell book and candle, attend services, attend mass, go to mass, hear mass, take the sacrament, receive the sacrament, receive communion, attend the sacrament, partake of the sacrament, partake of communion, communicate, receive extreme unction, confess, go to confession, receive penance, anele, preach, sermonize, predicate, lecture.


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