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re·side / riˈzīd/ • v. [intr.] have one's permanent home in a particular place: people who work in the city actually reside in neighboring towns. ∎  be situated: the paintings now reside on the walls of a restaurant. ∎  (of power or a right) belong by right to a person or body: legislative powers reside with the federal assembly. ∎  (of a quality) be present or inherent in something: the meaning of an utterance does not wholly reside in the semantic meaning.