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What is another word for governing?

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Adjective
Having authority over the policies, actions, and affairs of a state or organization
“All information coming from such a governing body should be looked at with the utmost skepticism.”
Adjective
Superseding others in importance or status
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Adjective
Serving to repress or suppress
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Noun
The process or activity of running a business, organization, etc
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Noun
The act of keeping something in a safe or entire state
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Verb
Present participle for to direct, handle, control, or be in charge of
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“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.”
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Present participle for to control or determine the process or direction of
“Complex laws and regulations govern the cancellation of debts once soldiers leave the service, he said.”
Verb
Present participle for to conduct oneself, especially with regard to controlling one's emotions
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“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.”
Verb
Present participle for to cause a profound effect
Verb
Present participle for to make (someone) disposed to do something
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