Translation of govern in Spanish:

govern

Pronunciation: /ˈgʌvərn; ˈgʌvən/

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1 1.1 (rule, administer) gobernar* 1.2 (determine) determinar the laws governing trade practices las leyes que regulan la práctica comercial
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    • Lith printing of course is governed by the laws of physics and chemistry.
    • These trajectories are governed by the fundamental laws of gravity and the motion of the object.
    • Within the limits of the laws and regulations that govern our work, we seek to provide the highest level of customer service.
    1.3 (restrain) [literary/literario] [temper/passion] dominar
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    • We believe in the right of British people to govern themselves and control their own borders.
    • You have now been provided notice of the law, and thus, please govern yourself accordingly.
    • I think the question you're trying to ask is whether I am able to govern myself well, and by that I mean, am I able to regulate my thoughts and actions according to a set of personal values, morals, ethics, etc.
    1.4
    (governing present participle/participio presente)
    [party] de gobierno; [principle] rector; [passion] dominante governing body organismo (masculine) rector (of school) consejo (masculine) escolar
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    • It was expected that the task of governing the state would bring impartiality and moderation in their conduct.
    • Here in Tamil Nadu, the party which governs the state didn't win a single seat.
    • This is not an innocent programme, and in the past it's been closely linked to broader ideas of governing the state.
  • 2 [Linguistics/Lingüística] [case/mood] regir*
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    • The previous chapter discussed the substantive law that governs malpractice cases.
    • The judge proceeded on the basis that the case was governed by the Criminal Justice Act 1988 as amended by the Proceeds of Crime Act 1995.
    • That was a decision of the Privy Council on appeal from the Supreme Court of Canada regarding a case governed by the law of Quebec.
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    • Verbs can be either transitive or intransitive, a transitive verb governs an object, whereas an intransitive verb does not.
    • The Greek preposition had several meanings, depending on whether it governed the accusative, genitive, or dative case.
    • In the absence of any rule governing the cases of pronouns the authors conclude it is not ‘wrong’ to say ‘They invited my partner and I to lunch’.

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

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Spain had three civil wars known as the guerras carlistas (1833-39, 1860, 1872-76). When Fernando VII died in 1833, he was succeeded not by his brother the Infante Don Carlos de Borbón, but by his daughter Isabel, under the regency of her mother María Cristina. This provoked a mainly northern-Spanish revolt, with local guerrillas pitted against the forces of the central government. The Carlist Wars were also a confrontation between conservative rural Catholic Spain, especially the Basque provinces and Aragón, led by the carlistas, and the progressive liberal urban middle classes allied with the army. Carlos died in 1855, but the carlistas, representing political and religious traditionalism, supported his descendants' claims until reconciliation in 1977 with King Juan Carlos.