misgovern


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mis·gov·ern

 (mĭs-gŭv′ərn)
tr.v. mis·gov·erned, mis·gov·ern·ing, mis·gov·erns
To govern inefficiently or badly.

mis·gov′ern·ment n.
mis·gov′er·nor n.

misgovern

(ˌmɪsˈɡʌvən)
vb
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) to govern badly
ˌmisˈgovernment n
ˌmisˈgovernor n

mis•gov•ern

(mɪsˈgʌv ərn)

v.t.
to govern or manage badly.
[1375–1425; late Middle English misgovernen]
mis•gov′ern•ment, mis•gov′ern•ance, n.

misgovern


Past participle: misgoverned
Gerund: misgoverning

Imperative
misgovern
misgovern
Present
I misgovern
you misgovern
he/she/it misgoverns
we misgovern
you misgovern
they misgovern
Preterite
I misgoverned
you misgoverned
he/she/it misgoverned
we misgoverned
you misgoverned
they misgoverned
Present Continuous
I am misgoverning
you are misgoverning
he/she/it is misgoverning
we are misgoverning
you are misgoverning
they are misgoverning
Present Perfect
I have misgoverned
you have misgoverned
he/she/it has misgoverned
we have misgoverned
you have misgoverned
they have misgoverned
Past Continuous
I was misgoverning
you were misgoverning
he/she/it was misgoverning
we were misgoverning
you were misgoverning
they were misgoverning
Past Perfect
I had misgoverned
you had misgoverned
he/she/it had misgoverned
we had misgoverned
you had misgoverned
they had misgoverned
Future
I will misgovern
you will misgovern
he/she/it will misgovern
we will misgovern
you will misgovern
they will misgovern
Future Perfect
I will have misgoverned
you will have misgoverned
he/she/it will have misgoverned
we will have misgoverned
you will have misgoverned
they will have misgoverned
Future Continuous
I will be misgoverning
you will be misgoverning
he/she/it will be misgoverning
we will be misgoverning
you will be misgoverning
they will be misgoverning
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been misgoverning
you have been misgoverning
he/she/it has been misgoverning
we have been misgoverning
you have been misgoverning
they have been misgoverning
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been misgoverning
you will have been misgoverning
he/she/it will have been misgoverning
we will have been misgoverning
you will have been misgoverning
they will have been misgoverning
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been misgoverning
you had been misgoverning
he/she/it had been misgoverning
we had been misgoverning
you had been misgoverning
they had been misgoverning
Conditional
I would misgovern
you would misgovern
he/she/it would misgovern
we would misgovern
you would misgovern
they would misgovern
Past Conditional
I would have misgoverned
you would have misgoverned
he/she/it would have misgoverned
we would have misgoverned
you would have misgoverned
they would have misgoverned
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.misgovern - govern badlymisgovern - govern badly        
rule, govern - exercise authority over; as of nations; "Who is governing the country now?"
Translations

misgovern

[ˌmɪsˈgʌvən] VT & VIgobernar mal
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