Definition of 'govern'
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The reshuffle will be judged on whether it leaves the country better governed. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Relationships are often governed by socioeconomic factors. Times, Sunday Times (2007)This is the generation that will one day govern our country. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Their team is equipped to govern a small nation. The Sun (2011)It needs to include some people from your governing board. Christianity Today (2000)No administration elected by the people can govern the country. The Sun (2016)But football is governed by many factors and staying may be out of my control. The Sun (2015)Can you really govern a nation whose anthem you would rather not sing? Times, Sunday Times (2015)It is time to resist the ambition of these governing people. Times, Sunday Times (2009)But he neither controls nor governs the country. Times, Sunday Times (2012)But she also shows us that a nation cannot be governed by a single idea. Times, Sunday Times (2013)He wants the people to govern and the people to be happy. Times, Sunday Times (2009)But what about those people who govern quietly and competently? Times, Sunday Times (2008)You don't expect him to be interested in the nation he governs. Times, Sunday Times (2013)In a country badly governed, wealth is something to be ashamed of. The Sun (2009)One Nation is about governing for the whole country. Times, Sunday Times (2013)In such circumstances, neither refusal nor apparent grant of consent would necessarily be the factor that governed the legality of the conduct in question. Times, Sunday Times (2006)
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British English: govern VERB
To govern a country means to officially control and organize it.
They go to the polls on Friday to choose the people they want to govern their country.
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