Associations to the word «Governed»


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.

Dictionary definition

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".

Wise words

Always aim at complete harmony of thought and word and deed. Always aim at purifying your thoughts and everything will be well.
Mohandas Gandhi