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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

It is the stars, The stars above us, govern our conditions.
William Shakespeare

I have no fear that the result of our experiment will be that men may be trusted to govern themselves without a master.
Thomas Jefferson

I have no ambition to govern men; it is a painful and thankless office.
Thomas Jefferson

There is an orderliness in the universe, there is an unalterable law governing everything and every being that exists or lives. It is no blind law; for no blind law can govern the conduct of living beings.
Mahatma Gandhi
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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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