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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.
To exercise a deciding or determining influence on.
- a student who could not govern his impulses.
To control the speed, flow etc. of; to regulate.
- Chance usually governs the outcome of the game.
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.
- a valve that governs fuel intake.