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WordNet Word definitions in WordNet
v. bring into conformity with rules or principles or usage; impose regulations; "We cannot regulate the way people dress"; "This town likes to regulate" [syn: regulate , regularize , regularise , order ] [ant: deregulate ] direct or strongly influence the ...

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary Word definitions in Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
late 13c., from Old French governer (11c., Modern French gouverner ) "govern," from Latin gubernare "to direct, rule, guide, govern" (source also of Spanish gobernar , Italian governare ), originally "to steer," a nautical borrowing from Greek kybernan ...

Usage examples of govern.

Only noblemen possess the finesse and acuity required to learn the skills of governing eotaurs and the fickle currents of the atmosphere.

Germany, under certain capitulations, obliging the prince thus chosen to govern according to law, would become an hereditary succession, perpetuated in one family, which of course must be aggrandized to the prejudice of its co-estates, and the ruin of the Germanic liberties.

And the aileron and rudder controls, and those which governed the pitch and tune of the rotor blades, by whose combined means the little gig could have been brought down to the surface, were out of operation.

The tremor with which she had faced this her first evening in general society had allayed itself almost as soon as she entered the room, giving place to a kind of pleasure for which she was not at all prepared, a pleasure inconsistent with the mood which governed her life.

Such is the miserable and precarious state of an anemocracy, of a people who put their trust in hurricanes, and are governed by wind.

Especially if they were of the anima, and enemies not only of the governing class but of the entire animus.

These theorists or political speculators have imagined a state of nature antecedently to civil society, in which men lived without government, law, or manners, out of which they finally came by entering into a voluntary agreement with some one of their number to be king and to govern them, or with one another to submit to the rule of the majority.

After a case, begun in a United States court of a territory, is transferred to a State court under the operation of the enabling act and the State constitution, the appellate procedure is governed by the State statutes and procedure.

For I, for only the time during which I governed the archbishopric of Manila, have, in consideration of the welfare of the Indians and the devotion and efficient method of administration which those of the Society preserve among them in all parts, entrusted them with new posts.

As the only incorporated man in Argali, Maxard Argali had governed the province for Kamoj when she was young and was shifting his role to that of advisor now that she had reached her adulthood.

In fact, the two men staged a famous debate in Valladolid, in August or September 1550, Las Casas arguing that the Indian was an entirely rational individual, fully equipped to govern himself and therefore fit to receive the gospel.

If Ath is the prime vibration, or life force, Daelion is what governs the manifestation of free will.

He also loosened the rules governing authorization for investigations and their duration.

A society controlled by the privileged few in the Central Consortium, the governing body, who fostered the undercurrent of conduct, superiority, and promotion of Avion to the rest of the universe.

In the years following the First Opium War disasters multiplied, taxes were increased upon the peasantry, corruption in the governing mandarinate became systematic, respect for authority declined, power decentralized, banditry flourished, sovereignty rotted at the center.