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govern - Dictionary definition and meaning for word govern

Definition
(verb) bring into conformity with rules or principles or usage; impose regulations
Synonyms : order , regularise , regularize , regulate
Example Sentence
  • We cannot regulate the way people dress
  • This town likes to regulate

Definition
(verb) direct or strongly influence the behavior of
Example Sentence
  • His belief in God governs his conduct

Definition
(verb) exercise authority over; as of nations
Synonyms : rule
Example Sentence
  • Who is governing the country now?

Definition
(verb) require to be in a certain grammatical case, voice, or mood
Example Sentence
  • most transitive verbs govern the accusative case in German

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