Govern is defined as to control, guide or manage.(verb)
An example of govern is a supervisor telling their employees what to do.
See govern in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME governen < OFr gouverner < L gubernare, to pilot (a ship), direct, guide < Gr kybernan, to steer, govern, prob. of non-IE orig.
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verb gov·erned, gov·ern·ing, gov·erns verb, transitive
Origin: Middle English governen
Origin: , from Old French governer
Origin: , from Latin gubernāre
Origin: , from Greek kubernān.
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