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Meaning of OFFICIATE

Pronunciation:  u'fishee`eyt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  perform duties attached to a particular office or place or function; "His wife officiated as his private secretary"
  2. [v]  act in an official capacity in a ceremony or religious ritual, such as a wedding; "Who officiated at your wedding?"

OFFICIATE is a 9 letter word that starts with O.


 Synonyms: function
 See Also: marry, perform, serve, splice, tie, wed



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Of*fi"ci*ate\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Officiated}; p.
    pr. & vb. n. {Officiating}.] [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
    service. --Bp. Stillingfleet.
  2. \Of*fi"ci*ate\, v. t.
    To discharge, perform, or supply, as an official duty or
    function. [Obs.]
          Merely to officiate light Round this opacous earth.
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