Another word for govern
rule, command, administer, reign, legislate, oversee, hold dominion, hold sway, occupy the throne, assume command, hold office, serve the people, administer the laws, exercise authority, be in power, supervise, superintend, direct, dictate, lay down the law, tyrannize, wield the scepter*, wear the crown*, hold the reins of empire*.
govern implies the exercise of authority in controlling the actions of the members of a body politic and directing the affairs of state, and generally connotes as its purpose the maintenance of public order and the promotion of the common welfare; rule now usually signifies the exercise of arbitrary or autocratic power; administer implies the orderly management of governmental or institutional affairs by executive officials
Another word for governverb
To have charge of (the affairs of others):administer, administrate, direct, head, manage, run, superintend, supervise. See over
To exercise the authority of a sovereign:reign, rule. (Archaic) sway. Idiom: wear the crown (or purple). See over
To keep the mechanical operation of (a device) within proper parameters:control, regulate. See control, machine
To exercise authority or influence over:control, direct, dominate, rule. Idioms: be at the helm, be in the driver's seat, hold sway over, hold the reins. See over