- n the act of governing; exercising authority
regulations for the governing of state prisons
- v bring into conformity with rules or principles or usage; impose regulations
- v direct or strongly influence the behavior of
- v exercise authority over; as of nations
Who is governing the country now?
- v require to be in a certain grammatical case, voice, or mood
- s responsible for making and enforcing rules and laws
- The former child film stars and identical twins who have been governing Poland for the past two years, Lech and Jaroslaw Kaczynski, have been the butt of many jokes.
- Reagan has skipped over the minutiae of governing to articulate a clear vision for America.
- Even the generally sharp David Zurawik at the Baltimore Sun makes that argument: "is he really governing effectively -- or spending most of his time on TV talking about governing.
- Pervez Musharraf in Reuters South Africa
Asked whether he could work with Nawaz Sharif, the prime minister he overthrew in 1999, Musharraf said: "The government is run by the prime minister. The president has no mandate to share governing power with the prime minister."
- Judd Gregg in WPXI.com
I want to thank the President for nominating me to serve in his Cabinet as Secretary of Commerce. This was a great honor, and I had felt that I could bring some views and ideas that would assist him in governing during this difficult time,...
- Guido Westerwelle in Brisbane Times
This is of course a warning shot for the governing parties,said Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle, the Vice-Chancellor and leader of the Free Democrats. "We must make an effort to win back lost trust."