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KK Pronunciation

〔 ˋgʌvZn 〕


〔 ˊɡʌvәn 〕

Overview of verb govern

The verb govern has 4 senses

  • 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")

  • govern -- (direct or strongly influence the behavior of; "His belief in God governs his conduct")

  • govern, rule -- (exercise authority over; as of nations; "Who is governing the country now?")

  • govern -- (require to be in a certain grammatical case, voice, or mood; "most transitive verbs govern the accusative case in German")