govern govern  /ˈɡə vərn/

Definition(s):

  1. (v) bring into conformity with rules or principles or usage; impose regulations
  2. (v) direct or strongly influence the behavior of
  3. (v) exercise authority over; as of nations
  4. (v) require to be in a certain grammatical case, voice, or mood

Derived Word(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Certainly, many other parts of the brain govern concentration and attention, but the locus coeruleus does one other thing too: it regulates fever.
  2. Ever since Britain has had a Cabinet to govern it, a Cabinet Minister who could not bring himself to agree with his fellows was expected to resign.
  3. And we see him as a modern archetypea talented, disappointed man surrendering to an anger he cannot govern, an existential blackness he cannot understand.

News

  1. Cell phone and athletic policies discussed

    RIVERSIDE— What rules will govern cell phone use among Highland middle school students for the coming year? That was a main topic of discussion for the Highland Community School District board Monday evening. The board discussed student handbooks for the 2013-14 school year during the meeting. The middle school handbook and its cell phone policy was the first topic of discussion. School board ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Washington Evening Journal

  2. Cell phone policy discussed

    RIVERSIDE— What rules will govern cell phone use among Highland middle school students for the coming year? That was a main topic of discussion for the Highland Community School District board Monday evening. The board discussed student handbooks for the 2013-14 school year during the meeting. The middle school handbook and its cell phone policy was the first topic of discussion. School board ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Washington Evening Journal

  3. Ninja Trader Chart of the Day 6.11.13

    ATM Strategies enable traders to govern how their orders are managed by predetermining Profit Targets, Stop Losses, as well as creating rules and conditions such as Auto Breakeven, Auto Trail, or Simulated ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: MrTopStep.com via Yahoo! Finance

Quotes

  1. "Bringing Saddam Hussein to justice will not end the violence in Iraq, but it is an important milestone on Iraq's course to becoming a democracy that can govern, sustain and defend itself, and be an ally in the war on terror," Bush said.
    on Dec 28, 2006 By: President Bush Source: USA Today

  2. "We don't have to guess how the other party will govern because we're still living with the results from the last time they governed," Obama said at a rally in Las Vegas for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Nevada's senior senator. "It's a...
    on Jul 8, 2010 By: Barack Obama Source: Los Angeles Times (blog)

  3. Justice Ginsburg said from the bench: "Title VII was meant to govern real-world employment practices, and that world is what the court today ignores."
    on Jun 2, 2007 By: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Source: AlterNet

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