Synonyms of rule in English:
1 you should follow any health and safety rules which apply to your workplace
regulation, ruling, directive, order, court order, act, law, by-law, statute, edict, canon, ordinance, pronouncement, mandate, command, dictate, dictum, decree, fiat, proclamation, injunction, commandment, prescription, stipulation, requirement, precept, guideline, direction;
in Tsarist Russia ukase;
in Spain & Spanish-speaking countries pronunciamento
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2 Mary ruled for only six years
be in power, be in control, hold sway, be in authority, be in command, be in charge, govern, be at the helm;
reign, sit on the throne, wear the crown, wield the sceptre, be monarch, be sovereign
4 up in the shanty towns, subversion ruled
prevail, obtain, be the order of the day, predominate, hold sway, be supreme
democracyrelated suffix, as in
oligarchyrelated suffix, as in
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