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See definition of governs on Dictionary.com
  • verbtake control; rule
  • verbinfluence; hold in check

synonyms for governs

  • 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 governs

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  • abandon
  • leave
  • mismanage
  • neglect
  • fail
  • follow
  • obey
  • serve
  • acquiesce
  • agree
  • allow
  • comply
  • consent
  • give way
  • permit
  • surrender
  • yield
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How to use governs in a sentence

But the idea that quantity of labor governs value will not stand examination for a moment.
THE UNSOLVED RIDDLE OF SOCIAL JUSTICESTEPHEN LEACOCK
After Macrobeus understand coude (from l. 283), which governs the infin.
CHAUCER'S WORKS, VOLUME 1 (OF 7) -- ROMAUNT OF THE ROSE; MINOR POEMSGEOFFREY CHAUCER
The best type of government is that which results in the greatest happiness and safety of all those whom it governs.
HALLOWED HERITAGE: THE LIFE OF VIRGINIADOROTHY M. TORPEY
Well, those wives governed them, as the Emperor governs us; and if they were not loved, they were at least respected.
AT THE SIGN OF THE CAT AND RACKETHONORE DE BALZAC
We dont even care who governs us now, said a Turk of position to the writer (then a prisoner in Turkish hands in Anatolia).
THE CRADLE OF MANKINDW.A. WIGRAM
You've done the wrecking yourself by breaking pretty nearly every law that governs the workings of the human machine.
RED PEPPER BURNSGRACE S. RICHMOND
Here we have at once a tacit assumption which governs his method.
THE ENGLISH UTILITARIANS, VOLUME II (OF 3)LESLIE STEPHEN
There must be some law—some time and weight factor that governs these things.
HUNTERS OUT OF SPACEJOSEPH EVERIDGE KELLEAM
O Gods, whose power governs all things, what is this adventure?
AMPHITRYONMOLIERE
What governs men is the fear of truth, except such as is useful to them.
DICTIONARY OF QUOTATIONS FROM ANCIENT AND MODERN, ENGLISH AND FOREIGN SOURCESJAMES WOOD
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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