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gov·ern

 (gŭv′ərn)
v. gov·erned, gov·ern·ing, gov·erns
v.tr.
1. To make and administer the public policy and affairs of (a state, for example); exercise sovereign authority over.
2. To control the speed or magnitude of; regulate: a valve that governs fuel intake.
3. To control the actions or behavior of: Govern yourselves like civilized people.
4. To keep under control; restrain: a student who could not govern his impulses.
5. To exercise a deciding or determining influence on: Chance usually governs the outcome of the game.
6. Grammar To require (a specific morphological form) of accompanying words.
v.intr.
1. To exercise political authority.
2. To have or exercise a determining influence.

[Middle English governen, from Old French governer, from Latin gubernāre, from Greek kubernān.]

gov′ern·a·ble adj.

governing

(ˈɡʌvənɪŋ)
adj
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) having the power to direct and control the actions, affairs, policies, functions, etc, of a political unit, organization, nation, etc; rule
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.governing - the act of governing; exercising authority; "regulations for the governing of state prisons"; "he had considerable experience of government"
land reform - a redistribution of agricultural land (especially by government action)
squandermania - prodigious squandering (usually by a government)
price-fixing - control (by agreement among producers or by government) of the price of a commodity in interstate commerce
social control - control exerted (actively or passively) by group action
misgovernment, misrule - government that is inefficient or dishonest
lawmaking, legislating, legislation - the act of making or enacting laws
trust busting - (law) government activities seeking to dissolve corporate trusts and monopolies (especially under the United States antitrust laws)
devolvement, devolution - the delegation of authority (especially from a central to a regional government)
destabilisation, destabilization - the action of destabilizing; making something less stable (especially of a government or country or economy)
protest march - occasion when you can express opposition by marching (usually on some government institution) without a license
government - (government) the system or form by which a community or other political unit is governed; "tyrannical government"
political science, politics, government - the study of government of states and other political units
paternalism - the attitude (of a person or a government) that subordinates should be controlled in a fatherly way for their own good
manifesto, pronunciamento - a public declaration of intentions (as issued by a political party or government)
authorities, government, regime - the organization that is the governing authority of a political unit; "the government reduced taxes"; "the matter was referred to higher authorities"
event planner - someone who plans social events as a profession (usually for government or corporate officials)
bounty, premium - payment or reward (especially from a government) for acts such as catching criminals or killing predatory animals or enlisting in the military
zero coupon bond, zero-coupon bond - a bond that is issued at a deep discount from its value at maturity and pays no interest during the life of the bond; the commonest form of zero-coupon security
office, power - (of a government or government official) holding an office means being in power; "being in office already gives a candidate a great advantage"; "during his first year in office"; "during his first year in power"; "the power of the president"
anarchy, lawlessness - a state of lawlessness and disorder (usually resulting from a failure of government)
federal - characterized by or constituting a form of government in which power is divided between one central and several regional authorities; "a federal system like that of the United States"; "federal governments often evolved out of confederations"
unitary - characterized by or constituting a form of government in which power is held by one central authority; "a unitary as opposed to a federal form of government"
Adj.1.governing - responsible for making and enforcing rules and laws; "governing bodies"
dominant - exercising influence or control; "television plays a dominant role in molding public opinion"; "the dominant partner in the marriage"

governing

adjective ruling, controlling, commanding The league became the governing body for amateur fencing in the US.

governing

adjective
Exercising controlling power or influence:
Translations

governing

[ˈgʌvənɪŋ]
A. ADJ (Pol) [party] → gobernante, en el gobierno
B. CPD governing board N (Brit) (Scol) → consejo m directivo de escuela
governing body Nconsejo m de administración
governing principle Nprincipio m rector

governing

[ˈgʌvərnɪŋ] adj [party] → au pouvoir, au gouvernementgoverning body n [sport] → comité m directeur; [professional association] → conseil m d'administration; [school] → conseil m d'établissement; [university] → conseil m d'université

governing

n (of country) → Regierung f; (of town, province etc) → Verwaltung f
adj
(Pol) coalitionregierend
(Admin) committeeleitend; governing authorityRegierungsbehörde f; the governing classdie herrschende Klasse; governing council/boardVorstand m; the governing partydie Regierungspartei

governing

[ˈgʌvənɪŋ] adj (Pol) → al potere, al governo
governing class → classe f dirigente
References in classic literature ?
As to governing them well," said Sancho, "there's no need of charging me to do that, for I'm kind-hearted by nature, and full of compassion for the poor; there's no stealing the loaf from him who kneads and bakes;' and by my faith it won't do to throw false dice with me; I am an old dog, and I know all about 'tus, tus;' I can be wide-awake if need be, and I don't let clouds come before my eyes, for I know where the shoe pinches me; I say so, because with me the good will have support and protection, and the bad neither footing nor access.
Because the prospect of present loss or advantage may often tempt the governing party in one or two States to swerve from good faith and justice; but those temptations, not reaching the other States, and consequently having little or no influence on the national government, the temptation will be fruitless, and good faith and justice be preserved.
Because, even if the governing party in a State should be disposed to resist such temptations, yet as such temptations may, and commonly do, result from circumstances peculiar to the State, and may affect a great number of the inhabitants, the governing party may not always be able, if willing, to prevent the injustice meditated, or to punish the aggressors.
Governing Council has no objection to proposed candidate Luis de Guindos At todays meeting, the Governing Council of the European Central Bank (ECB) adopted an opinion on a recommendation from the Council of the European Union on the appointment of the Vice-President of the ECB.
The Governing Council of the ECB decided that the interest rate on the main refinancing operations and the interest rates on the marginal lending facility and the deposit facility will remain unchanged at 0.
LAHORE -- The last session of current governing board of Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) will be held on July 28 and Shahryar Khan will preside the last session as Chairman.
Tirana, Albania, Jumada I 12, 1437, February 21, 2016, SPA -- President Bujar Nishani has asked Albanian Constitutional Court's opinion on the nomination of Cabinet ministers, a move that may spark a governing crisis, AP reported.
ISLAMABAD -- The Auditor General of Pakistan has been reelected as Governing Board Member of Asian Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions (ASOSAI) for further three year (201518) term.
GOVERNING bodies from four schools in Powys have received national recognition.
Muscat: The Capital Market Authority (CMA) has recently released the fourth edition of the encyclopedia on "Legislations Governing the Capital Market and Insurance in the Sultanate".
13 (ONA) The Capital Market Authority (CMA) has recently released the fourth edition of the encyclopedia on "Legislations Governing the Capital Market and Insurance in the Sultanate".