Definitions for govern
Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word govern.
regulate, regularize, regularise, order, governverb
bring into conformity with rules or principles or usage; impose regulations
"We cannot regulate the way people dress"; "This town likes to regulate"
direct or strongly influence the behavior of
"His belief in God governs his conduct"
exercise authority over; as of nations
"Who is governing the country now?"
require to be in a certain grammatical case, voice, or mood
"most transitive verbs govern the accusative case in German"
To make and administer the public policy and affairs of; to exercise sovereign authority in.
To control the actions or behavior of; to keep under control; to restrain.
To exercise a deciding or determining influence on.
Chance usually governs the outcome of the game.
To control the speed, flow etc. of; to regulate.
a valve that governs fuel intake.
To exercise political authority; to run a government.
To have or exercise a determining influence.
To require that a certain preposition, grammatical case, etc. be used with a word; sometimes used synonymously with collocate.
Etymology: and governer, guberno, from κυβερνάω
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: gouverner, French; guberno, Latin.
This inconvenience is more hard to be redressed in the governor than the governed; as a malady in a vital part is more incurable than in an external. Edmund Spenser, on Ireland.
Slaves to our passions we become, and then
It grows impossible to govern men. Edmund Waller.
The welfare of that is the chief point, which he is to carry always in his eye, and by which he is to govern all his counsels, designs, and actions. Francis Atterbury, Sermons.
Go after her, she’s desperate; govern her. William Shakespeare, K. Lear.
To keep superiority; to behave with haughtiness.
By that rule,
Your wicked atoms may be working now
To give bad counsel, that you still may govern. Dryden.
to direct and control, as the actions or conduct of men, either by established laws or by arbitrary will; to regulate by authority
to regulate; to influence; to direct; to restrain; to manage; as, to govern the life; to govern a horse
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
to exercise authority; to administer the laws; to have the control
Etymology: [OF. governer, F. gouverner, fr. L. gubernare to steer, pilot, govern, Gr. kyberna^n. Cf. Gubernatorial.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
guv′ėrn, 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-ėr-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. gubernāre—Gr. kybernan.]
To create, direct and manage using unifying, just, fair, ethical and moral thought, behavior, actions and all forms of unity governmental legislation.
All forms of unity government throughout a country create with a sense of ethics and morality to govern a nation with respect and dignity and ensure all people have optimum health, human rights, right to life and a fair share of income, wealth and resources.
Submitted by MaryC on February 15, 2020
To direct and manage.
The board of directors did govern justly and effectively.
Submitted by MaryC on March 7, 2020
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British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'govern' in Verbs Frequency: #622
The numerical value of govern in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of govern in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Remember, your prerogative is to govern, and not to serve the things of this world.
The United States is taking a stand not just for itself, but the idea that international organizations do not govern sovereigns, but that sovereigns govern International organizations.
There is no uniform set of rules right now that govern the use of scooters [ across ] local jurisdictions, the business model of the companies is to roll out the scooters and then respond to the regulatory backlash.
The American people have given us an opportunity to govern. We're no longer just floating ideas ... we have an obligation now to the American people to deliver a replacement for Obamacare that is better than the status quo.
With todays changes, the majority is seeking to silence views they are afraid of with no regard for this institution or the American peoples trust in our constitutional responsibility to govern, and govern well.
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Translations for govern
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- heers, beheer, bepaal, reguleer, regeerAfrikaans
- governarCatalan, Valencian
- řídit, ovládat, vládnoutCzech
- styre, beherske, herske, regere, bestemme, ledeDanish
- lenken, regieren, reglen, regulieren, regelnGerman
- määrätä, säätää, hallitaFinnish
- gouvèneHaitian Creole
- regeren, leiden, beheersen, bepalen, regelenDutch
- rządzić, zarządzaćPolish
- reger, riger, regnar, regnerRomansh
- regulariza, conduce, guverna, regla, reglementa, dirija, cârmuiRomanian
- управлять, регулировать, влиять, править, владетьRussian
- gruvennae, cuberrare, guvernare, guvernaiSardinian
- riadiť, vládnuťSlovak
- härska, regeraSwedish
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