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ruled

verb
past tense of rule

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1 to exercise authority or power over
  • a sea captain who ruled his ship sternly but justly

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2 to keep from exceeding a desirable degree or level (as of expression)
  • a monarch who is known for ruling her emotions with an iron hand

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“Ruled.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/ruled. Accessed 24 Jan. 2022.

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