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.




  • (govern)

  • govern



    (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



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



  • (control)
  • Derived terms

    * remote-controlled