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govern

 
Verb govern has 4 senses
  1. regulate, regularize, regularise, order, govern - bring into conformity with rules or principles or usage; impose regulations; "We cannot regulate the way people dress"; "This town likes to regulate"
    --1 is one way to decide, make up one's mind, determine
    Derived forms: noun government2, noun governor2
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  2. govern - direct or strongly influence the behavior of; "His belief in God governs his conduct"
    --2 is one way to
    control, command
    Derived form: noun government3
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s something
  3. govern, rule - exercise authority over; as of nations; "Who is governing the country now?"
    --3 is one way to control, command
    Derived forms: noun government1, noun governor1, noun governing1, noun governance2
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    => Somebody ----s
  4. govern - require to be in a certain grammatical case, voice, or mood; "most transitive verbs govern the accusative case in German"
    --4 is one way to
    necessitate, ask, postulate, need, require, take, involve, call for, demand
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s something
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