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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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