Definition of Govern:

  1. (of a word) require that (another word or group of words) be in a particular case.

  2. To systematically, and judiciously, exercise executive power.

  3. Conduct the policy, actions, and affairs of (a state, organization, or people).

Synonyms of Govern

Administer, Administrate, Arrest, Be master, Be responsible for, Boss, Bridle, Call the shots, Call the signals, Captain, Carry authority, Carry on, Carry out, Chair, Check, Command, Conduct, Constrain, Contain, Control, Cool, Cool off, Crack the whip, Curb, Curtail, Decelerate, Decide, Determine, Direct, Discipline, Dispose, Dominate, Dompt, Engineer, Enjoin, Execute, Guard, Guide, Handle, Have clout, Have power, Have the power, Have the right, Have the say, Head, Head up, Hinder, Hold, Hold at bay, Hold back, Hold fast, Hold in, Hold in check, Hold in leash, Hold the reins, Hold up, Inhibit, Keep, Keep back, Keep from, Keep in, Keep in check, Keep under control, Lay under restraint, Lead, Lead on, Look after, Make the rules, Manage, Maneuver, Manipulate, Master, Mastermind, Officer, Order, Overrule, Oversee, Pilot, Possess authority, Prescribe, Preside over, Prohibit, Pull, Pull in, Pull the strings, Quarterback, Regulate, Reign, Rein, Rein in, Render, Repress, Restrain, Retard, Retrench, Rule, Run, Set back, Shepherd, Skipper, Slow down, Snub, Stand over, Steer, Straiten, Subdue, Superintend, Supervise, Suppress, Sway, Take command, Take the lead, Wear the crown, Wear the pants, Wield authority, Withhold, Rule, Preside over, Be in power over, Reign over, Control, Exercise control over, Have control of, Be in control of, Be in charge of, Command, Hold sway over, Hegemonize, Lead, Be the leader of, Dominate, Run, Head, Direct, Administer, Order, Manage, Regulate, Guide, Conduct, Oversee, Supervise, Superintend, Be at the helm of, Steer, Pilot

How to use Govern in a sentence?

  1. He was incapable of governing the country.
  2. The Latin preposition “cum” governs nouns in the ablative.

Meaning of Govern & Govern Definition