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reignverb [I]

uk   us   /reɪn/
C2 to be the ​king or ​queen of a ​country: Queen Victoria reigned overBritain from 1837 to 1901.C2 to be the ​mainfeeling or ​quality in a ​situation or ​person: The ​bombattacksproduced a ​panic which reigned over the ​city. Love reigned ​supreme in her ​heart.

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reignnoun [C]

uk   us   /reɪn/
(Definition of reign from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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reignverb [I]

 us   /reɪn/
to ​rule a ​country, or to have ​power or ​control
reign
noun [C]  us   /reɪn/
the reign of Louis XIV
(Definition of reign from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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