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govern

verb administer, administrate, assume command, be in power, coercere, command, conduct, control, dictate, direct, dominate, enact, exercise authority, exercise power over, exert authority, give orders, guide, have auuhority, have executive charge of, have jurisdiction over, head, hold authority, hold office, hold sway, lead, legislate, manage, officiate, order, oversee, pilot, prescribe, preside over, prevail on, regere, regulate, reign, restrain, rule, steer, superintend, supervise, take charge, take command, wield authority
Associated concepts: governing authority, governing body, governing law
Foreign phrases: Minor minorem custodire non debet, alios enim praesumitur male regere qui seipsum regere nescit.A minor ought not to be guardian to a minor, for a person who knows not how to govern himself is presumed to be unfit to govern others. Mitius imperanti melius paretur. The more gently a person commands, the better he is obeyed.
See also: administer, command, condition, conduct, control, curb, direct, discipline, dominate, handle, inhibit, manage, manipulate, moderate, officiate, operate, order, overlook, oversee, predominate, preside, prevail, qualify, regulate, restrain, subject, subjugate, superintend, supervise, wield
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With the flexibility and capabilities of the Govern Software, we found the right solution to help us streamline and manage the Sales Tax process.
This treaty governs accidental and operational oil pollution as well as pollution by chemicals, packaged goods, sewage, garbage, and air pollution.
Each of the twelve different energy meridians governs a set of responsibilities (see sidebar), and these meridians function just as we do in daily life.
Many developing countries refused to discuss an international framework to govern investment until their negotiators had achieved common ground with the developed nations on agriculture.
For all their potential failings, allowing elected representatives to govern us is the only way for a democracy to work.
Why have they no voice in the development of the rules that govern their eligibility and their efforts on the field?
Which section governs the treatment of suspended PALs after a corporate changeover from a C to an S year?
They can govern their own revenue and expenses for the services they perform inside their own economic units and transmit clinical information about patients between providers by mail and telefacsimile, because their electronic information systems are usually dedicated to business processing for the economic units in which they work.
Of course governing should be left to the ``experts,'' he believed; voters in a democracy are just too easily duped by pandering populists to be trusted to govern themselves.
The PAN will now govern 7 of the 31 Mexican states, with the PRI in charge in the rest.
The process of open source software development regularly involves the assembly of open source code with invented and reused components, and as a result, various licenses can govern various parts of an application.
A bit of horse-trading will almost surely allow Prime Minister Ryutaro Hashimoto to continue to govern with greater authority than he had before.