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govern

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  • verbtake control; rule
  • verbinfluence; hold in check
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Synonyms for govern

verb take control; rule
  • administer
  • carry out
  • conduct
  • control
  • dictate
  • guide
  • manage
  • oversee
  • regulate
  • supervise
  • captain
  • command
  • direct
  • execute
  • head
  • lead
  • order
  • overrule
  • pilot
  • reign
  • render
  • run
  • steer
  • superintend
  • sway
  • tyrannize
  • assume command
  • be in power
  • be in the driver's seat
  • call the shots
  • call the signals
  • exercise authority
  • head up
  • hold dominion
  • hold office
  • hold sway
  • lay down the law
  • occupy throne
  • pull the strings
  • serve the people
  • wear the crown

Antonyms for govern

  • abandon
  • leave
  • mismanage
  • neglect
  • fail
  • follow
  • obey
  • serve
  • acquiesce
  • agree
  • allow
  • comply
  • consent
  • give way
  • permit
  • surrender
  • yield
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

More words related to govern

administer

verb. manage an organization or effort
  • administrate
  • be in the driver's seat
  • be in the saddle
  • boss
  • carry out
  • conduct
  • control
  • crack the whip
  • direct
  • execute
  • govern
  • head
  • head up
  • hold the reins
  • oversee
  • pull the strings
  • pull the wires
  • render
  • ride herd on
  • run
  • run the show
  • sit on top of
  • superintend
  • supervise
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.
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