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Definitions of govern:
  • verb:   direct or strongly influence the behavior of
    Example: "His belief in God governs his conduct"
  • verb:   exercise authority over; as of nations
    Example: "Who is governing the country now?"
  • verb:   require to be in a certain grammatical case, voice, or mood
    Example: "Most transitive verbs govern the accusative case in German"
  • verb:   bring into conformity with rules or principles or usage; impose regulations
  • name:  A surname (very rare: popularity rank in the U.S.: #47239)

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