Definitions of "govern"
  1. To hold or possess the power to rule or control in a continuous way
  2. To have a decisive or guiding impact on something or someone
  3. To act as a basis or guiding principle in decision-making
How to use "govern" in a sentence
  1. The regulations will govern how the new industry operates.
  2. The rules written in the company's bylaws govern all its employees.
  3. The local government was established to govern the affairs of the city.

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