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govern/ˈgʌvɚn/verb
governsgovernedgoverning
govern
/ˈgʌvɚn/
verb
governsgovernedgoverning
Learner's definition of GOVERN  
: to officially control and lead (a group of people) : to make decisions about laws, taxes, social programs, etc., for (a country, state, etc.)
[+ object]
[no object]
[+ object]  : to control the way that (something) is done
[+ object]  : to control or guide the actions of (someone or something)

— governable

/ˈgʌvɚnəbəl/adjective,[more governable; most governable]
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