to be supremeA relative calm reigned over the city.
to rule (a country)Henry II, who reigned from 1154 to 1189
She ruled for eight years.
They go to the polls on Friday to choose the people they want to govern their country.
be in power,
occupy or sit on the throne, ,
the French general who commands the UN troops in the region
Next summer's exams will be straightforward to administer.
wear the crown,
wield the sceptre
the period during which a monarch is the official ruler of a countryQueen Victoria's reign
the winding-up of British rule over the territory
Concern to protect national sovereignty is far from new.
The president asserted his supremacy over the prime minister.
women who have reached positions of great power and influence
The first aim of his government would be to establish control over the republic's territory.
As he grew older, she had less influence and couldn't control him.
the struggle for command of the air
the erroneous belief that man possesses empire over all the creatures in the world
How can mothers keep daughters under their sway?
They believe they have dominion over us.
the economic world hegemony of the West
The extremists are gaining ascendancy.
See reign of terror
The words rein and reign should not be confused; note the correct spellings in he gave full rein to his feelings (not reign); and it will be necessary to rein in public spending (not reign in).
Here we may reign secure, and in my choice
To reign is worth ambition though in hell;
Better to reign in hell, than serve in heav'n – Paradise Lost]
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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 ascendancy
the condition of being dominantThe extremists are gaining ascendancy.
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