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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
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reignverb [I]

uk   /reɪn/ us   /reɪn/
C2 to be the king or queen of a country: Queen Victoria reigned over Britain from 1837 to 1901.
C2 to be the main feeling or quality in a situation or person: The bomb attacks produced a panic which reigned over the city. Love reigned supreme in her heart.

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reignnoun [C]

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