To exercise control; for example, Diane’s parents rule with an iron fist.
To request to be supplied with:
To rule as a tyrant.
To prescribe or command forcefully
In a direct manner; directly
To act as superintendent of; direct; supervise; manage
To oversee, direct, or manage (work, workers, a project, etc.); superintend
To watch over and direct; supervise.
To draft or enact (a law).
To rule as a sovereign
To direct the taking of (an oath).
To rule or control by superior power or influence
To hold in restraint; check:
(Archaic) To rule or govern.
To have as an ongoing financial obligation:
To direct or conduct business affairs.
To proceed or go in a certain direction:
To manage or direct; administer
To share an opinion or feeling; be in accord:
(Law) To effectuate a surrender of.
Beaumont and Fletcher:
To carry out or comply with (a command, for example).
To consent or comply passively or without protest:
To allow; consent to; tolerate
The definition of allow means to permit or to give permission.
To cut, shape, or finish by machine.
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