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govern

Pronunciation: /ˈgʌvərn; ˈgʌvən/

Translation of govern in Spanish:

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
    Example sentences
    • 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
    Example sentences
    • 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
    Example sentences
    • 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*
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    Example sentences
    • 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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