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govern 中文解釋 wordnet sense Collocation Usage
Verb
/ˈgəvərn/,
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governed, past tense; governs, 3rd person singular present; governing, present participle; governed, past participle;
  1. Conduct the policy, actions, and affairs of (a state, organization, or people)
    • - he was incapable of governing the country
    • - the governing coalition
  2. Control, influence, or regulate (a person, action, or course of events)
    • - the future of Jamaica will be governed by geography, not history
  3. Conduct oneself, esp. with regard to controlling one's emotions
    • - men would give in to passion and become unable to govern themselves
  4. Regulate the speed of (a motor or engine) by a governor

  5. Constitute a law, rule, standard, or principle for
    • - constant principles govern the poetic experience
  6. Serve to decide (a legal case)

  7. (of a word) Require that (another word or group of words) be in a particular case
    • - the Latin preposition “cum” governs nouns in the ablative
  8. Regulate the speed of (a motor or machine) with a governor


  1. regulate: bring into conformity with rules or principles or usage; impose regulations; "We cannot regulate the way people dress"; "This town likes to regulate"
  2. direct or strongly influence the behavior of; "His belief in God governs his conduct"
  3. exercise authority over; as of nations; "Who is governing the country now?"
  4. require to be in a certain grammatical case, voice, or mood; "most transitive verbs govern the accusative case in German"
  5. (governing) government: the act of governing; exercising authority; "regulations for the governing of state prisons"; "he had considerable experience of government"
  6. (governing) responsible for making and enforcing rules and laws; "governing bodies"
  7. A government is the organization, or agency through which a political unit exercises its authority, controls and administers public policy, and directs and controls the actions of its members or subjects.
  8. To make and administer the public policy and affairs of; to exercise sovereign authority in; To control the actions or behavior of; to keep under control; to restrain; To exercise a deciding or determining influence on; To control the speed, flow etc. ...
  9. (governed (to be -)) (v) bitdirirgе, cеtişirgе
  10. (governed) by rules that can be investigated and used to predict/explain their behavior.
  11. (Governing) which represents the head. (Rulers or Philosopher Kings) — those who are intelligent, rational, self-controlled, in love with wisdom, well suited to make decisions for the community. These correspond to the "reason" part of the soul and are very few.
  12. (GOVERNING) Limiting the output of a device. In respect to small wind generators, governing normally happens through furling.
  13. (Governing) body over the taxonomic classification of viruses
  14. CONTROL. For a QuickTime movie of this sign, see ASL browser - govern.