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1‘he sat down on a chair’
2‘he was chair of the union for eight years’
chairperson, chairman, chairwoman, president, convener, spokesperson, spokesman, spokeswoman, leader, MC, master of ceremonies, mistress of ceremonies
British shop steward, father of the chapel, mother of the chapel
3‘a university chair’
4‘he was sent to the chair’
North American electrocution, execution
1‘she chairs the economic committee’
preside over, take the chair of, be in the chair at, officiate at, moderate
lead, direct, conduct, run, manage, control, be in charge of, be in control of, have control of, supervise, superintend, oversee, guide
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