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reign

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of reign

  1. 1 controlling power or influence over others a start-up threatening the company's reign over the computer chip market Synonyms ascendance (also ascendence), ascendancy (also ascendency), dominance, domination, dominion, hegemony, imperium, predominance, predominancy, preeminence, supremacy, sovereignty (also sovranty)Related Words primacy, superiority; lordship, scepter; arm, authority, choke hold, clutch, command, control, grip, hold, mastery, sway; takeover; direction, jurisdiction, management; clout, might, pull, weight; eminence, importance, moment; prerogative, privilege, rightNear Antonyms helplessness, weakness; impotence, impotency, powerlessness

  2. 2 the right or means to command or control others a democratic nation that is governed by the reign of law and not by the whim of its chief executive Synonyms arm, authority, clutch, command, control, death grip, dominion, grip, hold, mastery, power, rein(s), swayRelated Words clout, influence, leverage, pull, voice, weight; jurisdiction; direction, management; dominance, imperium, predominance, sovereignty (also sovranty), supremacy; prerogative, privilege, right; eminence, importance, momentNear Antonyms helplessness, weaknessAntonyms impotence, impotency, powerlessness


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