Synonyms of 'govern'
to direct and control the policy and affairs of (a country or an organization)They go to the polls on Friday to choose the people they want to govern their country.
the feudal lord who ruled this land
He led the country between 1949 and 1984.
He now controls the largest retail development empire in southern California.
You should not let other people control you.
the French general who commands the UN troops in the region
Within two years, he was managing the store.
She will direct day-to-day operations.
She guided the plane down the runway and took off.
She handled travel arrangements for the press corps.
I decided to conduct an experiment.
The President has ordered a full investigation.
Next summer's exams will be straightforward to administer.
Get a surveyor to oversee and inspect the various stages of the work.
One of his jobs was supervising the dining room.
be in power over,
call the shots,
The directors call the shots.
call the tune,
Who would then be calling the tune in Parliament?
hold sway over,
During the interval, he superintended a prize draw.
to control or determineMarine insurance is governed by a strict series of rules and regulations.
What determines whether you are a success or a failure?
The goal that decided the match came just before half-time.
He should have let his instinct guide him.
The court ruled that laws passed by the assembly remained valid.
What you eat may influence your risk of getting cancer.
Don't ever be swayed by fashion.
Try to govern your temper.
He grabbed my arm, partly to restrain me.
Try to control that temper of yours.
Today's meeting must focus on checking the spread of violence.
The city authorities said the curfew had contained the violence.
She needs to master her fears of becoming ill.
I'm very good at disciplining myself.
a powerful body to regulate the stock market
He must learn to curb that temper of his.
buildings which inhibit the supply of light and air
Security guards helped to tame the crowd.
They admit they have not been able to subdue the rebels.
get the better of,
I must learn to bridle my tongue.
hold in check,
keep a tight rein on
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in the sense of administer
to manage (an organization or estate)Next summer's exams will be straightforward to administer.
in the sense of bridle
to restrainI must learn to bridle my tongue.
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