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Govern

Definition

[v] direct or strongly influence the behavior of; "His belief in God governs his conduct"
[v] bring into conformity with rules or principles or usage; impose regulations; "We cannot regulate the way people dress"; "This town likes to regulate"
[v] exercise authority over; as of nations; "Who is governing the country now?"
[v] require to be in a certain grammatical case, voice, or mood; "most transitive verbs govern the accusative case in German"

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Antonyms

deregulate