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Definition of Govern

Govern

  1. To direct and control, as the actions or conduct of men, either by established laws or by arbitrary will; to regulate by authority.
  2. To regulate; to influence; to direct; to restrain; to manage; as, to govern the life; to govern a horse.
  3. To require to be in a particular case; as, a transitive verb governs a noun in the objective case; or to require (a particular case); as, a transitive verb governs the objective case.
  4. To exercise authority; to administer the laws; to have the control.

Govern Quotations

No man is good enough to govern another man without the other's consent. - Abraham Lincoln
No man is good enough to govern another man without the other's consent.
Abraham Lincoln

Knowledge will forever govern ignorance; and a people who mean to be their own governors must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives.
James Madison

Sometimes it is said that man cannot be trusted with the government of himself. Can he, then be trusted with the government of others? Or have we found angels in the form of kings to govern him? Let history answer this question.
Thomas Jefferson

I must govern the clock, not be governed by it. - Golda Meir
I must govern the clock, not be governed by it.
Golda Meir

No man is good enough to govern any woman without her consent.
Susan B. Anthony
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Govern Translations

govern in Afrikaans is regeer
govern in Danish is regere, lede
govern in Dutch is regeren, besturen, aanvoeren
govern in Finnish is hallita
govern in German is regieren, herrschen
govern in Norwegian is styre, regjere
govern in Portuguese is governe, reger
govern in Spanish is capitanear, regir
govern in Swedish is regera, styra
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