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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.governed - the body of people who are citizens of a particular government; "governments derive their just powers from the consent of the governed"--Declaration of Independence
citizenry, people - the body of citizens of a state or country; "the Spanish people"
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I answer that the principalities of which one has record are found to be governed in two different ways; either by a prince, with a body of servants, who assist him to govern the kingdom as ministers by his favour and permission; or by a prince and barons, who hold that dignity by antiquity of blood and not by the grace of the prince.
The entire monarchy of the Turk is governed by one lord, the others are his servants; and, dividing his kingdom into sanjaks, he sends there different administrators, and shifts and changes them as he chooses.
The contrary happens in kingdoms governed like that of France, because one can easily enter there by gaining over some baron of the kingdom, for one always finds malcontents and such as desire a change.
This year we have successfully governed from Ipswich and Mackay and the Whitsundays, and we have not simply listened to the peoples suggestions we have acted on them.
The changes suggested by the Education Secretary indicate that schools should continue to be governed on the basis of this stakeholder approach but with a much sharper focus on the skills that they have within the governance field - known as the 'stakeholder plus' approach to governance.
Timetric's fiscal regime report covers Bolivia, where the mining industry is governed by the Ministry of Mining and Metallurgy, and the Bolivian Mining Corporation.
Islamabad -- According to a Win Gallup International Survey carried out by Gallup Research Foundation Pakistan (GRFP), 68% Pakistanis agree that Pakistan is governed according to the will of the people.
Ontario's 618 long-term care facilities will be governed by one statute, replacing the three laws which have governed these facilities for many years.
governed by nature's laws; whereas high fantasy is set in imaginary worlds governed by laws set by supernatural beings.
If the countries in line for foreign assistance were really well governed, they would say, "No, thank you."
The mitumba trade, she writes, "is run by the masses rather than the elite, and is governed by relationships among importers, customers, drivers, menders and dealers rather than by what many observers have titled the 'kleptocracies' still common in much of Africa."
These were the very principles and materials she now rediscovered as having governed atopian objects and spaces from Kurt Schwitters to Beuys.

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