Synonyms of rule in English:



  • 1 health and safety rules
    regulation, ruling, directive, order, act, law, statute, edict, canon, mandate, command, dictate, decree, fiat, injunction, commandment, stipulation, requirement, guideline, direction
    formal ordinance
  • 2 lateness was the general rule
    procedure, practice, protocol, convention, norm, routine, custom, habit, wont
    formal praxis
  • 3 moderation is the golden rule
    precept, principle, standard, axiom, truth, maxim
  • verb

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  • 1 El Salvador was ruled by Spain
  • 2 Elizabeth has ruled for more than fifty years
    be in power, be in control, be in command, be in charge, govern; reign, be monarch, be sovereign
  • 3 the judge ruled that they be set free
    decree, order, pronounce, judge, adjudge, ordain; decide, find, determine, resolve, settle
  • 4 chaos ruled
    prevail, predominate, be the order of the day, reign supreme
    formal obtain
  • Phrases

    as a rule

    as a rule, we eat in the kitchenusuallygenerallyin generalnormallyordinarilycustomarilyfor the most parton the wholeby and largein the mainmainlymostlycommonlytypically

    rule something out

    the gold brocade isn't one of the top choices, but don't yet rule it outexcludeeliminatedisregardprecludeprohibitpreventdisallow

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    Word of the day hypnopompic
    Pronunciation: ˌhɪpnə(ʊ)ˈpɒmpɪk
    relating to the state immediately preceding waking up