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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 gov·ern /ˈgʌvɚ/
 (vt.)統治,管理;支配,決定;控制,抑制

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Gov·ern v. t. [imp. & p. p. Governed p. pr. & vb. n. Governing.]
 1. To direct and control, as the actions or conduct of men, either by established laws or by arbitrary will; to regulate by authority. “Fit to govern and rule multitudes.”
 2. To regulate; to influence; to direct; to restrain; to manage; as, to govern the life; to govern a horse.
    Govern well thy appetite.   --Milton.
 3. Gram. To require to be in a particular case; as, a transitive verb governs a noun in the objective case; or to require (a particular case); as, a transitive verb governs the objective case.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Gov·ern, v. i. To exercise authority; to administer the laws; to have the control.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 govern
      v 1: bring into conformity with rules or principles or usage;
           impose regulations; "We cannot regulate the way people
           dress"; "This town likes to regulate" [syn: regulate,
           regularize, regularise, order] [ant: deregulate]
      2: direct or strongly influence the behavior of; "His belief in
         God governs his conduct"
      3: exercise authority over; as of nations; "Who is governing
         the country now?" [syn: rule]
      4: require to be in a certain grammatical case, voice, or mood;
         "most transitive verbs govern the accusative case in
         German"