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To exercise control, dominion, or direction over; govern:
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  1. To exercise control, dominion, or direction over; govern:
  2. To be in total control or command; exercise supreme authority.
  3. To exercise control; for example, Diane’s parents rule with an iron fist.
To act as the manager of (a performer, for example).
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  1. To act as the manager of (a performer, for example).
  2. To exert control over; regulate or limit toward a desired end:
  3. To control the movement or behavior of; handle
To exercise authority over; direct; command
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  1. To exercise authority over; direct; command
  2. To adjust to a requirement; regulate:
  3. To hold in restraint; check:
(Intransitive) To dominate, have control, or succeed by superior numbers or size.
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  1. (Intransitive) To dominate, have control, or succeed by superior numbers or size.
  2. To dominate or hold power over, especially through numerical advantage; to outweigh.
  3. To have ascendancy, authority, or dominating influence (over others); hold sway
(Rare) To place before; submit
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  1. (Rare) To place before; submit
  2. To cause to experience, undergo, or be acted upon:
  3. To bring under the authority or control of; cause to owe allegiance
To cause to become subservient; subdue
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  1. To cause to become subservient; subdue
  2. To bring under control or subjection; conquer
  3. To bring under control, especially by military force; conquer.
To govern or use authority harshly or cruelly; be oppressive
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  1. To govern or use authority harshly or cruelly; be oppressive
  2. To rule as a tyrant.
  3. To govern as a tyrant; rule with absolute power
To rule (over) in a harsh or arrogant way; tyrannize; bully
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  1. To rule (over) in a harsh or arrogant way; tyrannize; bully
  2. To rule over or control arbitrarily or arrogantly; to tyrannize.
To intimidate with harsh, stern looks and talk; bully
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  1. To intimidate with harsh, stern looks and talk; bully
  2. To intimidate or subjugate by an overbearing manner or domineering speech; bully.
  3. To bully in an intimidating, bossy, or supercilious way.
To behave like a bully.
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  1. To behave like a bully.
  2. To treat in an overbearing or intimidating manner.
  3. To force one's way aggressively or by intimidation:
To treat contemptuously and unfairly; to bully
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  1. To treat contemptuously and unfairly; to bully
To give an order or orders to; direct with authority
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  1. To give an order or orders to; direct with authority
  2. To have control or authority over; rule:
  3. To exercise power or authority; be in control; act as a commander
To make insignificant by comparison; dominate.
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  1. To make insignificant by comparison; dominate.
  2. To darken; obscure
  3. To be, by comparison, more significant or important than
To fail to notice or consider; miss:
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  1. To fail to notice or consider; miss:
  2. To look down upon from a place that is over or above; to look over or view from a higher position; to rise above, so as to command a view of
  3. To pretend not to have noticed, especially a mistake; to pass over without censure or punishment.
To make seem less brilliant, famous, etc. by being even more so; overshadow; outshine; surpass
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  1. To make seem less brilliant, famous, etc. by being even more so; overshadow; outshine; surpass
  2. To surpass; outshine:
  3. The partial or total blocking of light of one celestial object by another. An eclipse of the Sun or Moon occurs when the Earth, Moon, and Sun are aligned. &diamf3; In a solar eclipse the Moon comes between the Sun and Earth. During a total solar eclipse the disk of the Moon fully covers that of the Sun, and only the Sun's corona is visible. &diamf3; An annular eclipse occurs when the Moon is farthest in its orbit from the Earth so that its disk does not fully cover that of the Sun, and part of the Sun's photosphere is visible as a ring around the Moon. &diamf3; In a lunar eclipse all or a part of the Moon's disk enters the umbra of the Earth's shadow and is no longer illuminated by the Sun. Lunar eclipses occur only during a full moon, when the Moon is directly opposite the Sun.
To act as boss of
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  1. To act as boss of
  2. To give orders to, especially in an arrogant or domineering manner:
  3. (Informal) To order (a person) about; act bossy with
(Idiomatic) To be the controlling member(s) of a family, organization, or other group.
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  1. (Idiomatic) To be the controlling member(s) of a family, organization, or other group.
(US) Alternative form of wear the trousers.
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  1. (US) Alternative form of wear the trousers.
(Idiomatic, colloquial) To dominate a person or a group; to have a person take a submissive or inferior role.
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  1. (Idiomatic, colloquial) To dominate a person or a group; to have a person take a submissive or inferior role.
  2. Used other than as an idiom: see walk,‎ all,‎ over.
  3. (Idiomatic, colloquial) To easily beat a competitor in a contest; to win without much effort.
To exercise authority over; direct; command
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  1. To exercise authority over; direct; command
  2. To adjust to a requirement; regulate:
  3. To hold in restraint; check:
To order or cause a person or entity to carry out a course of action; more generally, to govern an enterprise or activity. Of a judge, the giving of a verbal instruction to a witness or jury to behave in a certain way, as in, “the witness is directed to answer yes or no to the questions” or “the jury is directed to disregard the defendant’s outburst.” To order or cause a person or entity to carry out a course of action; more generally, to govern an enterprise or activity. Of a judge, the giving of a verbal instruction to a witness or jury to behave in a certain way, as in, “the witness is directed to answer yes or no to the questions” or “the jury is directed to disregard the defendant’s outburst.”
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  1. To order or cause a person or entity to carry out a course of action; more generally, to govern an enterprise or activity. Of a judge, the giving of a verbal instruction to a witness or jury to behave in a certain way, as in, “the witness is directed to answer yes or no to the questions” or “the jury is directed to disregard the defendant’s outburst.” To order or cause a person or entity to carry out a course of action; more generally, to govern an enterprise or activity. Of a judge, the giving of a verbal instruction to a witness or jury to behave in a certain way, as in, “the witness is directed to answer yes or no to the questions” or “the jury is directed to disregard the defendant’s outburst.”
  2. In a direct manner; directly
  3. To manage or regulate the business or affairs of; be in charge of:
To be a rule or law for; determine
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  1. To be a rule or law for; determine
  2. To control the speed or magnitude of; regulate:
  3. To exercise authority over; rule, administer, direct, control, manage, etc.
To exercise control, dominion, or direction over; govern:
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  1. To exercise control, dominion, or direction over; govern:
  2. To be in total control or command; exercise supreme authority.
  3. To exercise control; for example, Diane’s parents rule with an iron fist.
To decorate with raised ornaments, metal studs, etc.
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  1. To decorate with raised ornaments, metal studs, etc.
  2. To give orders to, especially in an arrogant or domineering manner:
  3. (Informal) To order (a person) about; act bossy with
To issue orders or commands.
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  1. To issue orders or commands.
  2. To say or read aloud material to be recorded or written by another:
  3. To impose or give (orders) with or as with authority
To rule (over) in a harsh or arrogant way; tyrannize; bully
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  1. To rule (over) in a harsh or arrogant way; tyrannize; bully
  2. To exercise arbitrary or arrogant rule or control.
To put or keep in order; organize; arrange
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  1. To put or keep in order; organize; arrange
  2. To give an order or orders; request that something be done or supplied.
  3. To request to be supplied with:
Deciding a legal point or question; for example, the judge ruled the question was admissible.
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  1. Deciding a legal point or question; for example, the judge ruled the question was admissible.
  2. (Astrol.) To be the chief influence or guide
  3. To exercise control; for example, Diane’s parents rule with an iron fist.
To govern as a tyrant; rule with absolute power
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  1. To govern as a tyrant; rule with absolute power
  2. To govern or use authority harshly or cruelly; be oppressive
  3. To rule as a tyrant.
To have or gain controlling power or influence; prevail:
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  1. To have or gain controlling power or influence; prevail:
  2. To dominate or hold power over, especially through numerical advantage; to outweigh.
  3. To have ascendancy, authority, or dominating influence (over others); hold sway
To sink or incline downward, as a scale of a balance
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  1. To sink or incline downward, as a scale of a balance
  2. To be greater than something else, as in power, force, quantity, or importance; predominate:
  3. To surpass others in amount, number, power, influence, importance, etc.; predominate
To be or become stronger or more widespread; predominate
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  1. To be or become stronger or more widespread; predominate
  2. To be greater in strength or influence; triumph:
  3. To be in force, use, or effect; be current:
To hold sway; prevail or predominate
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  1. To hold sway; prevail or predominate
  2. To hold the title of monarch, but with limited authority.
  3. To rule as a sovereign
To have authority over; govern; direct
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  1. To have authority over; govern; direct
  2. To exercise control, dominion, or direction over; govern:
  3. To decide or declare authoritatively or judicially; decree:
To exercise power or authority; be in control; act as a commander
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  1. To exercise power or authority; be in control; act as a commander
  2. To deserve and receive as due; exact:
  3. To have control or authority over; rule:
To fail to notice or consider; miss:
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  1. To fail to notice or consider; miss:
  2. To pretend not to have noticed, especially a mistake; to pass over without censure or punishment.
  3. To look down upon from a place that is over or above; to look over or view from a higher position; to rise above, so as to command a view of
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