Governed vs Controlled - What's the difference?

governed | controlled |


As verbs the difference between governed and controlled

is that governed is (govern) while controlled is (control).

As an adjective controlled is

inhibited or restrained in one's words and actions.

governed

English

Verb

(head)
  • (govern)

  • govern

    English

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To make and administer the public policy and affairs of; to exercise sovereign authority in.
  • To control the actions or behavior of; to keep under control; to restrain.
  • Govern yourselves like civilized people.
    a student who could not govern his impulses.
  • To exercise a deciding or determining influence on.
  • Chance usually governs the outcome of the game.
  • To control the speed, flow etc. of; to regulate.
  • a valve that governs fuel intake.
  • To exercise political authority; to run a government.
  • To have or exercise a determining influence.
  • To require that a certain preposition, grammatical case, etc. be used with a word; sometimes used synonymously with collocate.
  • controlled

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Inhibited or restrained in one's words and actions.
  • Derived terms

    *

    Verb

    (head)
  • (control)
  • Derived terms

    * remote-controlled