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  1. (transitive) To make and administer the public policy and affairs of; to exercise sovereign authority in.
  2. (transitive) To control the actions or behavior of; to keep under control; to restrain.
Govern yourselves like civilized people.
a student who could not his impulses.
  1. (transitive) To exercise a deciding or determining influence on.
Chance usually governs the outcome of the game.
  1. (transitive) To control the speed, flow etc. of; to regulate.
a valve that governs fuel intake.
  1. (intransitive) To exercise political authority; to run a government.
  2. (intransitive) To have or exercise a determining influence.
    Etymology: (term, gubernare), from Ancient Greek (term, , , to steer, to drive, to guide, to act as a pilot, sc=Grek, tr=kybernao)

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