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Govern Definition

(verb)

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exercise authority over; as of nations


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Who is governing the country now?

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(verb)

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bring into conformity with rules or principles or usage; impose regulations

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(verb)

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direct or strongly influence the behavior of


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His belief in God governs his conduct

(verb)

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require to be in a certain grammatical case, voice, or mood


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most transitive verbs govern the accusative case in German