Bedeutung von “govern” — Learner’s Dictionary

govern

verb us uk /ˈɡʌvən/
OFFICIAL CONTROL [ I, T ]

B2 to officially control a country:

The country is now governed by a coalition government.
a governing body
INFLUENCE [ T ]

to influence or control the way something happens or is done:

There are rules that govern how teachers treat children.

(Definition von “govern” aus dem Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)