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govern /ˈgʌvɚn/ verb
governs; governed; governing
govern
/ˈgʌvɚn/
verb
governs; governed; governing
Learner's definition of GOVERN
: to officially control and lead (a group of people) : to make decisions about laws, taxes, social programs, etc., for (a country, state, etc.)
[+ object]
[no object]
[+ object] : to control the way that (something) is done
[+ object] : to control or guide the actions of (someone or something)

— governable

/ˈgʌvɚnəbəl/ adjective [more governable; most governable]
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