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What is another word for governs?

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To direct, handle, control, or be in charge of
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“He pledged that he would govern the state with a sole regard to its interests, and that he would act in the most friendly and liberal manner towards every individual in it.”
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To control or determine the process or direction of
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“Complex laws and regulations govern the cancellation of debts once soldiers leave the service, he said.”
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To control one's emotions or conduct
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“Only as a result of living and experience, as Aristotle suggests, could Troilus learn to govern his emotions and to act with prudence and moderation.”
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To cause a profound effect
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To make (someone) disposed to do something
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