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Definition of 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.
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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