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  Definition of govern
  1. direct or strongly influence the behavior of; "His belief in God governs his conduct"
  2. bring into conformity with rules or principles or usage; impose regulations; "We cannot regulate the way people dress"; "This town likes to regulate"
  3. exercise authority over; as of nations; "Who is governing the country now?"
  4. require to be in a certain grammatical case, voice, or mood; "most transitive verbs govern the accusative case in German"
Similar Words: regulate, regularize, regularise, order, rule

 

Hyponyms: standardize, standardise, zone, district, throne, misgovern, dictate, reign

 

Derivational Morphology: government, governing, governance, government activity, governor, regulator, order, rule, regulation, regularization, regularisation, regulating, dominion, ruler, swayer, authorities, regime

 

 
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