govern

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govern is one of the 1000 most common headwords.
govern

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Plain form
govern

Third-person singular
governs

Past tense
governed

Past participle
governed

Present participle
governing

  1. (transitive & intransitive) If governs , controls through laws or other rules.
    The country is currently governed by the army.
    The market is governed by the same economic laws of supply and demand.

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