Thesaurus

govern

Synonyms and Antonyms of govern

1 to exercise authority or power over
  • The president is elected in order to govern the country.
Synonyms of govern
Words Related to govern
2 to keep from exceeding a desirable degree or level (as of expression)
  • You need to govern your speech and be able to communicate your outrage without resorting to shouting.
Synonyms of govern
Words Related to govern
Near Antonyms of govern
Antonyms of govern
3 to look after and make decisions about
  • The company's finances are governed by its chief financial officer.
Synonyms of govern
Words Related to govern
Phrases Synonymous with govern

watch over


Learn More about govern


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up govern? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!