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General dictionaries General (31 matching dictionaries)
  1. govern: Merriam-Webster.com [home, info]
  2. govern: Oxford Learner's Dictionaries [home, info]
  3. govern: American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language [home, info]
  4. govern: Collins English Dictionary [home, info]
  5. govern: Vocabulary.com [home, info]
  6. govern: Macmillan Dictionary [home, info]
  7. Govern, govern: Wordnik [home, info]
  8. govern: Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary [home, info]
  9. govern: Wiktionary [home, info]
  10. govern: Webster's New World College Dictionary, 4th Ed. [home, info]
  11. govern: The Wordsmyth English Dictionary-Thesaurus [home, info]
  12. govern: Infoplease Dictionary [home, info]
  13. govern: Dictionary.com [home, info]
  14. govern: Online Etymology Dictionary [home, info]
  15. govern: UltraLingua English Dictionary [home, info]
  16. govern: Cambridge Dictionary of American English [home, info]
  17. Govern: Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia [home, info]
  18. Govern: Online Plain Text English Dictionary [home, info]
  19. govern: Webster's Revised Unabridged, 1913 Edition [home, info]
  20. govern: Rhymezone [home, info]
  21. govern: AllWords.com Multi-Lingual Dictionary [home, info]
  22. govern: Webster's 1828 Dictionary [home, info]
  23. govern: Free Dictionary [home, info]
  24. govern: The Phrontistery - A Dictionary of Obscure Words [home, info]
  25. govern: Mnemonic Dictionary [home, info]
  26. govern: WordNet 1.7 Vocabulary Helper [home, info]
  27. govern: LookWAYup Translating Dictionary/Thesaurus [home, info]
  28. govern: Dictionary/thesaurus [home, info]
  29. govern: Wikimedia Commons US English Pronunciations [home, info]

Business dictionaries Business (3 matching dictionaries)
  1. govern: Glossary of Legal Terms [home, info]
  2. govern: Legal dictionary [home, info]
  3. govern: BusinessDictionary.com [home, info]

Computing dictionaries Computing (1 matching dictionary)
  1. govern: Encyclopedia [home, info]

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Quick definitions from WordNet (govern)

verb:  direct or strongly influence the behavior of ("His belief in God governs his conduct")
verb:  exercise authority over; as of nations ("Who is governing the country now?")
verb:  require to be in a certain grammatical case, voice, or mood ("Most transitive verbs govern the accusative case in German")
verb:  bring into conformity with rules or principles or usage; impose regulations
name:  A surname (very rare: popularity rank in the U.S.: #47239)

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