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English definition of “govern”


verb [T] (INFLUENCE)    /ˈɡʌv.ən/ US  /-ɚn/
to have a controlling influence on something: Prices of goods are governed by the cost of the raw materials , as well as by the cost of production and distribution .Controlling and being in charge
(Definition of govern verb (INFLUENCE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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