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Adjective ruling has 1 sense
  1. regnant, reigning, ruling - exercising power or authority
    Antonyms: powerless, weak (indirect, via powerful)
Noun ruling has 1 sense
  1. opinion, ruling - the reason for a court's judgment (as opposed to the decision itself)
    --1 is a kind of judgment, judgement, judicial decision
    --1 has particulars: Bakke decision; fatwa
    Derived form: verb rule4
Verb rule has 7 senses
  1. govern, rule - exercise authority over; as of nations; "Who is governing the country now?"
    --1 is one way to control, command
    Derived forms: noun rule8, noun rule7, noun ruler2
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    => Somebody ----s
  2. rule, decree - decide with authority; "The King decreed that all first-born males should be killed"
    --2 is one way to decide, make up one's mind, determine
    Derived forms: noun rule3, noun ruler2
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
  3. predominate, dominate, rule, reign, prevail - be larger in number, quantity, power, status or importance; "Money reigns supreme here"; "Hispanics predominate in this neighborhood"
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Somebody ----s
    Something is ----ing PP
    Somebody ----s PP
  4. rule, find - decide on and make a declaration about; "find someone guilty"
    --4 is one way to pronounce, label, judge
    Derived form: noun ruling1
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s something Adjective/Noun
    Somebody ----s PP
  5. rule - have an affinity with; of signs of the zodiac
    --5 is one way to
    attach to, accompany, come with, go with
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s something
  6. rule - mark or draw with a ruler; "rule the margins"
    --6 is one way to
    Derived forms: noun rule12, noun ruler1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  7. rule, harness, rein - keep in check; "rule one's temper"
    --7 is one way to restrict, restrain, trammel, limit, bound, confine, throttle
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s something
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