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Definitions of govern

  1. require to be in a certain grammatical case, voice, or mood; "most transitive verbs govern the accusative case in German" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. direct or strongly influence the behavior of; "His belief in God governs his conduct" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. bring into conformity with rules or principles or usage; impose regulations; "We cannot regulate the way people dress"; "This town likes to regulate" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. exercise authority over; as of nations; "Who is governing the country now?" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. To direct and control, as the actions or conduct of men, either by established laws or by arbitrary will; to regulate by authority. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. To regulate; to influence; to direct; to restrain; to manage; as, to govern the life; to govern a horse. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. To require to be in a particular case; as, a transitive verb governs a noun in the objective case; or to require (a particular case); as, a transitive verb governs the objective case. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. To exercise authority; to administer the laws; to have the control. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. To control by authority; regulate; direct; manage; steer; restrain; require to be in a particular grammatical mood, case, etc. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  10. To exercise authority; administer or execute the law. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  11. Governable. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  12. To direct: to control: to rule with authority: (gram.) to determine the mood, tense, or case of. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  13. To exercise authority: to administer the laws. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  14. To direct; control; rule. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  15. To control; regulate; direct. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  16. To exercise authority; administer laws. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  17. To direct and control; to regulate by authority; to influence; to restrain; to steer; to require to be in a particular case, mood, &c. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  18. To exercise anthority; to administer the laws; to have the control. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  19. To direct and control; to regulate by authority; to command; to have influence or force, as a verb in grammar; to exercise authority; to restrain. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  20. Exercise executive power, fairly and systematically. thelawdictionary.org
  21. guv'[.e]rn, v.t. to direct: to control: to rule with authority: (gram.) to determine the mood, tense, or case of.--v.i. to exercise authority: to administer the laws.--adj. GOV'ERNABLE.--ns. GOV'ERNALL (Spens.), government; GOV'ERNANCE, government: control: direction: behaviour; GOVERNANTE (guv-[.e]r-nant', or guv'-), a governess (obs.); GOV'ERNESS, a lady who has charge of the instruction of young ladies: a tutoress (Daily-governess, one who goes every day to her pupils' house; Nursery-, having charge of young children only, tending as well as teaching them; Resident-, living in the family of her pupils).--v.i. to act as governess.--n. GOV'ERNESS-CART, a light two-wheeled vehicle with two face-to-face seats at the sides only.--adj. GOV'ERNING, having control.--n. GOV'ERNMENT, a ruling or managing: control: system of governing: the body of persons authorised to administer the laws, or to govern a state: the territory over which sovereign power extends: (gram.) the power of one word in determining the form of another: (Shak.) conduct.--adj. of or pursued by government.--adj. GOVERNMENT'AL, pertaining to or sanctioned by government.--ns. GOV'ERNOR, a ruler: one invested with supreme authority: a tutor: (slang) a father or master: (mach.) a regulator, or contrivance for maintaining uniform velocity with a varying resistance: (B.) a pilot; GOV'ERNOR-GEN'ERAL, the supreme governor in a country: a viceroy; GOV'ERNORSHIP.--GOVERNMENTAL THEORY (see GROTIAN). [O. Fr. governer--L. gubern[=a]re--Gr. kybernan.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  22. Rule with authority, conduct the policy, actions, & affairs, of (State, subject) despotically or constitutionally, regulate proceedings of (corporation &c.; governing body, managers of hospital, school, &c.); be in military command of (fort, town); exercise function of government in person (king reigns but does not g., merely selects those who are to g.); sway, rule, influence, regulate, determine, (person, his acts, course or issue of events); be the predominating influence; conduct oneself in some way; curb, bridle, (one\'s passions, oneself); constitute a law, rule, standard, or principle, for, serve in determining; (Gram., esp. of vb or prep.) have (noun, case) depending on it, require (such a case). Hence governable a., governability n. [old French] Concise Oxford Dictionary

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