Associations to the word «Govern»
GOVERN, verb. (transitive) To make and administer the public policy and affairs of; to exercise sovereign authority in.
GOVERN, verb. (transitive) To control the actions or behavior of; to keep under control; to restrain.
GOVERN, verb. (transitive) To exercise a deciding or determining influence on.
GOVERN, verb. (transitive) To control the speed, flow etc. of; to regulate.
GOVERN, verb. (intransitive) To exercise political authority; to run a government.
GOVERN, verb. (intransitive) To have or exercise a determining influence.
GOVERN, verb. (transitive) To require that a certain preposition, grammatical case, etc. be used with a word; sometimes used synonymously with collocate.
GOVERN, verb. Bring into conformity with rules or principles or usage; impose regulations; "We cannot regulate the way people dress"; "This town likes to regulate".
GOVERN, verb. Direct or strongly influence the behavior of; "His belief in God governs his conduct".
GOVERN, verb. Exercise authority over; as of nations; "Who is governing the country now?".
GOVERN, verb. Require to be in a certain grammatical case, voice, or mood; "most transitive verbs govern the accusative case in German".
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