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governverb 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