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Having authority to conduct the policy, actions, and affairs of a state, organization, or people
“The governing coalition.”
Present participle for to look after and make decisions about
“It was a time of considerable turmoil in the cities and it was to govern the state with a fair, but at the same time, a firm hand.”
Present participle for to control or determine
“Complex laws and regulations govern the cancellation of debts once soldiers leave the service, he said.”
Present participle for conduct oneself, especially with regard to controlling one's emotions
“I think the question you're trying to ask is whether I am able to govern myself well, and by that I mean, am I able to regulate my thoughts and actions according to a set of personal values, morals, ethics, etc.”
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