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govern
1. To be responsible officially for directing the affairs, policies, and economy of a state, country, or organization.
2. To make and to administer the public policy and affairs of; to exercise sovereign authority.
3. To control, to regulate, or to direct something.
4. To have or to exercise an influence over something.
5. To control something by restraint: "She was unable to govern her emotions."
6. To maintain the speed of an engine or to keep it from going above a specific level by controlling the fuel or steam supply.
7. To be the defining rule for something.
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(Greek: struggle, a contest, to contend for a prize; also, to lead, set in motion, drive, conduct, guide, govern; to do, to act; by extension, pain)
(Greek: govern, rule; ruler, chief [first in position])
(Greek: steersman, pilot, helmsman; to steer, guide, govern, governor; computer-mediated electronic communications)
(Greek: a suffix; to govern, to rule; government, strength, power, might, authority)
(Latin: to direct, to rule, to lead straight, to keep straight; to guide, to govern)