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governed

adjective

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governed

verb
past tense of govern

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1 to exercise authority or power over
  • the president is elected in order to govern the country, not to follow public opinion polls

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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 profanity

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3 to look after and make decisions about
  • the company's finances are governed by its chief financial officer

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“Governed.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/governed. Accessed 23 Jan. 2022.

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