use presides in a sentence.
At a table for eight, an Italian patriarch with a face from a Roman coin presides over his family of three generations.
This is a dodge where every few days a Senator "presides" over a mostly-empty chamber, and gavels the Senate open for a few minutes.
The CJ "presides" over Congress in the same way that a CEO "presides" over the corporate Board of Directors.
Maybe Governor Palin should have used the eight letter word "presides" instead of the four letter word "runs," but then she was talking to third graders who probably feel more comfortable with the three / four letter word run (s) than the seven letter word preside.
While shifting into lecture mode in response to Sarah Palin's statement that the Vice-President 'presides' over the Senate, Biden forthrightly made a fool of himself by schooling Palin that 'the only role the Vice-President has in the Senate is to break a tie vote.'